Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tribe Prevails over Duquesne in Williamsburg

William and Mary narrowly defeated the Duquesne Dukes on Saturday, 52-49 at Zable Stadium in Williamsburg.  The Tribe thus advances to the second round of the FCS playoffs.   Devonte Dedmon, shown above about to receive a 38 yard touchdown pass from Steve Cluley in the 1st quarter, caught three passes for 99 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Kendall Anderson, shown above heading for the Tribe's final touchdown late in the 4th quarter, ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns.  Go here for the ESPN game summary and box score.  The Bleacher Report provides a complete summary of Saturday's FCS playoff action.  Three different teams (Chattanooga, Northern Iowa and William and Mary), scored 50 points or more.  William and Mary and Duquesne combined for the most total points --- 101 --- of any game.

The Tribe takes on CAA rival Richmond in the second round of the playoffs this Saturday, December 5 at 12:00 PM at Robbins Stadium in Richmond.   This will be the 126th contest between the two teams, who first met on the gridiron in 1898.  Richmond defeated the Tribe 20-9 in the Capital Cup earlier this month.  The winner of the William and Mary versus Richmond clash will take on Illinois State or Western Illinois, who play at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 5.

The William and Mary Sports Blog recaps the game here.