Tribe comes up short to Spiders

The Tribe rallied late, but fell short the Spiders 27-20 in their season finale.

RICHMOND, Va.—The William & Mary football team rallied back from a 10-point deficit in the second half but fell at Richmond, 27-20, in the 128th meeting between the two programs on Saturday afternoon.

UR (6-5, 4-4) quarterback Kyle Lauletta provided the game-winning score when he found the end zone from 1-yard out with 3:59 remaining in the fourth quarter. The touchdown capped a 14-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 7:13 and was aided by a pass interference penalty on a third-and-14 from W&M’s 15-yard line.

The Tribe (2-9, 0-8) utilized a pair of interceptions – coming from defensive end Gavin Johnson and linebacker Nate Atkins – to rally back from a 20-10 deficit late in the third quarter. McKee narrowed the margin to 20-17 with a 6-yard touchdown run with no time remaining in the third quarter, while placekicker Kris Hooper made a 31-yard field goal with 11:12 left to knot the score. The pair of scoring drives combined to cover just 65 yards, as both interceptions gave W&M possession in UR territory.

W&M drove to the Spiders’ 44-yard line on its final possession following Lauletta’s touchdown but turned the ball over on downs when McKee was sacked for a 10-yard loss on a fourth-and-10 with 1:58 remaining. UR was then able to run out the clock.

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