The University of Richmond football team is set to play Appalachian State University Saturday in Boone, N.C., for the quarterfinal game of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Second-seeded Appalachian State University, which is 11-2 this season, beat Richmond 55-35 last year on its way to a third-straight FCS championship during the semi-final game. The Spiders are 10-3 this season, with losses to No. 1 James Madison University, No. 6 Villanova University and the University of Virginia.
"It's going to be a challenge for us to go up there and play," coach Mike London said. "We're looking forward to it. The objective is to win games whoever the opponent may be."
The game will be broadcast live in Richmond and central Virginia on WUPV Ch. 65 (Comcast Cable Ch. 13). Outside Richmond, the game is available on ESPN's GamePlan package and ESPN360.com.
Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone. The winner will advance to the FCS semifinals. Call the Robins Center ticket office at 1-877-SPIDER-1 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET to purchase tickets.
Bus transportation will be provided for university students wishing to attend the game. To ride, students must present a valid student identification in person at the Robins Center ticket office and purchase a $5 game ticket. Sign-up ends Dec. 5 or when seats on the two buses are full. The bus is leaving campus 5 a.m. Saturday and returning immediately following the game.
Collegian reporters will be covering the game, but the NCAA has banned live-blogging and other in-game updates. Stories and photos will be posted immediately after the game.
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