The first week of the 2021 college football season is upon us as the Richmond Spiders kick-off their season hosting the Howard Bison.
New Bison coach Larry Scott will get to field his team in competitive action for the first time since taking the job in February 2020 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Richmond will look to build off its promising 3-1 truncated spring schedule with a positive performance on home turf.
Here's how to watch:
HOWARD vs. RICHMOND HOW TO WATCH
What: Richmond Spiders vs. Howard Bison
Where: E. Claiborne Robins Stadium, Richmond, VA
When: Saturday, Sept. 4, 2:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Richmond vs. Howard will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Richmond vs. Howard on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
RICHMOND vs. HOWARD TV SCHEDULE
2:00 PM: Richmond vs. Howard (LIVE)
RICHMOND vs. HOWARD WHAT TO WATCH
- Richmond, on the other hand, will come into this matchup as heavy favorites having won the only other meeting between these teams handily in 2017 by a score of 68-21. Redshirt senior quarterback Joe Manusco will look to lead the way as the two-time captain continues to jump up the program passing record books. Manusco ranks eighth all-time in Spiders history with 5,245 yards of total offense -- passing for 4,019 yards and rushing for 1,226 yards in his career.
- How Howard kicks off the Larry Scott era will be an intriguing storyline to follow. The Bison will be looking to turn some heads against the preseason fourth-ranked CAA rival in Richmond in what'll be a challenging three-game slate to open their 2021 campaign. Howard comes back up to play the Maryland Terps in College Park next week before their marquee HBCU matchup at Audi Field against Hampton in Week 3.
RICHMOND VS. HOWARD PLAYERS TO WATCH
Richmond: Tyler Dressler (Sr.), Linebacker: The two-time All-CAA selection will prove a menace on the Howard offense. He has made 157 career tackles, including a career-high 104 tackles in the 2019 season.
Howard: Darrian Brokenburr (So.), Defensive Lineman: The sophomore recorded 27 total tackles (22 solo), four tackles for loss, and two sacks as a true freshman in 2019