Richmond
Duke
24 - 16 Final
  for this game

Richmond beats Duke 24-16

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:37 PM DURHAM, N.C.(AP) -- Tyler Kirchoff rushed for a touchdown and blocked a punt for another score to help Richmond defeat Duke 24-16 on Saturday night.

The Spiders, reigning champions of the Football Championship Subdivision, defeated the Blue Devils in a season opener for the second time in four years.

Kirchoff blocked a punt that teammate Jonathan Mayfield returned 5 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring midway through the first quarter. He then bulled his way for a 1-yard touchdown to put the Spiders ahead 21-9 with less than 10 minutes left in the game.

Thaddeus Lewis was 34 of 55 for 350 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils in front of a crowd of 33,311, Duke's largest at home since 2001.

The Blue Devils, who lost their opener for the sixth time in the last seven years, missed a pair of field goals in addition to the blocked punt.






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    Richmond 24, Duke 16  FinalSep 6 2:05 AM
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  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    RICHMOND 7 7 0 10 24
    DUKE 2 7 0 7 16 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: RICHMOND - TD, JONATHAN MAYFIELD 39 YD
    RETURN OF BLOCKED PUNT
    (ANDREW HOWARD KICK), 6:10.
    RICHMOND 7-0
    DUKE - SAFETY, 9:59.
    RICHMOND 7-2
    2ND QUARTER: RICHMOND - TD, JUSTIN FORTE 2

    Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 24
    DUKE 16 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 24
    DUKE 16 2:13 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Richmond 24, Duke 16  4th - 2:13Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 24
    DUKE 9 4:16 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Richmond 24, Duke 9  4th - 4:16Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 21
    DUKE 9 9:39 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Richmond 21, Duke 9  4th - 9:39Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 14
    DUKE 9 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 14
    DUKE 9 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 14
    DUKE 9 9:09 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Richmond 14, Duke 9  2nd - 9:09Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 14
    DUKE 2 10:26 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Richmond 14, Duke 2  2nd - 10:26Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 7
    DUKE 2 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    SAFETY DUKE
    RICHMOND 7
    DUKE 2 5:01 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Richmond 7, Duke 2  1st - 5:01Sep 5 7:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    RICHMOND 7
    DUKE 0 8:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Richmond 7, Duke 0  1st - 8:50Sep 5 7:00 PM
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    Richmond 24, Duke 16  4th - 2:13Sep 5 7:00 PM