Recap - Cavaliers Defeat Richmond 43-19
Michael Rocco threw for 311 yards to lead the Cavaliers over Richmond 43-19 on Saturday in Week 1 action at Scott Stadium.
Perry Jones rushed for 52 yards, while Khalek Shepherd added 52 yards in the win. Tim Smith and Darius Jennings added 96 and 84 receiving yards respectively.
Kendall Gaskins rushed for 38 yards for Richmond, while John Laub added 17 yards. John Laub threw for 178 yards for the Spiders, while receivers Ben Edwards and Stephen Barnette had 59 and 56 yards respectively.
Richmond was outgained by Virginia 545-266 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 28-16 by the Cavaliers.
The time of possession battle favored Virginia as their offense was on the field for 37:29, longer than the 22:31 of their opponents.