Possible playoff berth at stake when Spiders meet Tribe

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's known as the "Oldest Rivalry in the South." Richmond and William & Mary's series began in 1898 and this Saturday will mark the 124th meeting between the two Virginia schools. The 2014 version will see playoff implications high for both squads.

Many around the FCS circuit believe that the winner of Saturday's contest in Williamsburg will earn a berth in the postseason, while the other will see its season come to an end. Both teams enter with 7-4 records, 4-3 in CAA play. While the Tribe has won two straight games, Richmond has fallen in its last two contests.

The Spiders have won the last two meetings in this series, and three of the last five. Four of the last six games in this series have been decided by seven points or less.

Richmond made its last playoff appearance in 2009, falling in the quarterfinals. The Tribe advanced to the postseason in 2010, losing in the second round.

Kickoff is set for 7:30pm on Saturday at Zable Stadium.

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