Football Falls in Season Finale, 35-7

Mark Whipple's squad finishes the 2001 season at 3-8.

Mark Whipple's squad finishes the 2001 season at 3-8.

Box Score?|? Notes

Nov 23, 2001

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Sean Gustus ran for 168 yards and a touchdown and threw a scoring pass to lead Richmond over Massachusetts 35-7 on Friday afternoon.

Gustus, an option quarterback, threw a 21-yard touchdown to Boyd Ouden in the second quarter, then finished the scoring for Richmond with a 63-yard run on the first play of the second half.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Richmond (3-8, 3-6 Atlantic 10), which limited Massachusetts (3-8, 3-6) to nine yards rushing. Richmond had 368 yards rushing on 68 carries.

The Spiders took a 7-0 first quarter lead when Scott Fulton capped a 14-play, 81-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. The drive was set up after Massachusetts quarterback Matt Guice fumbled on his own 19-yard line.

After Gustus's scoring pass to Ouden, J.R. Purnell ran for touchdowns of 2 and 14 yards to give Richmond a 28-0 halftime lead. Purnell had 76 yards on 15 carries.

Massachusetts' only score came in the third quarter on 31-yard pass from Guice to DeShon Hardy.

Guice completed 14 of 31 passes for 169 yards and two interceptions.




    Event Calendar

    July 25
    vs Gridiron Club Golf Event, Pine Hills G.C. TBA
    September 3
    at Florida TBA
    September 10
    vs Boston College TBA
    September 17
    vs Florida International TBA
    September 24
    vs Mississippi State TBA
    October 1
    vs Tulane TBA
    October 8
    at Old Dominion TBA
    October 15
    vs Louisiana Tech TBA
    October 22
    at South Carolina TBA
    October 29
    vs Wagner TBA
    November 5
    at Troy TBA
    November 19
    at BYU TBA
    November 26
    at Hawai'i TBA
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