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Football Travels to Richmond on Saturday Rams look for first win of Joe Conlin Era

Bronx, N.Y. - The Fordham University football Rams continue their 2018 season, the 118th varsity season at Rose Hill, by traveling to Richmond, Va., to face the University of Richmond Spiders in Robins Stadium on Saturday, September 8, at 6:00 p.m. The game will be streamed live on SpiderTV with Bob Black (p-b-p), Chris Anderson (color), and Sean Robertson (sidelines) announcing and broadcast live on WFUV (90.7 FM) and on with Raffaele Elia (p-b-p), Emmanuel Berbari (color) and Jackson Heil (sidelines) handling the announcing chores. Fordham enters the game off a 34-10 season-opening loss at Charlotte last Saturday, while Richmond opened the season with a 42-13 loss at Virginia last week. This will be the second meeting between Fordham and Richmond on the gridiron. The two teams played to a 3-3 tie on Jack Coffey Field in 1995, playing through the remnants of a tropical storm. A few notes on the game: • Senior wide receiver Austin Longi, a Preseason All-Patriot League selection, had eight catches for 113 yards and one touchdown at Charlotte to bring his career totals to 139 receptions, 1,828 yards and 16 touchdowns. • Longi ranks ninth on the Fordham career reception list, tenth on the career receiving yards list and tied for eight on the all-time touchdown reception list. • The Rams are 26-39-5 against teams currently in the CAA. • This will be the third Fordham football game played south of Washington, D.C. over the past four years, the second straight (the Rams traveled to Chattanooga for a first round NCAA FCS playoff game in 2015). • This year marks the second straight season in which the Fordham football Rams have opened the season with back-to-back road games. • The Fordham captains for 2018 are senior defensive back Dylan Mabin, and senior tight end Isaiah Searight. • No New York area football team has won more games since 2012 than Fordham, who has amassed 50 victories over that stretch. The closest collegiate competitors are Stony Brook (40), Sacred Heart (37), and Rutgers (34), while the NFL's Giants and Jets have 42 and 38 wins, respectively, each.

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