Charlottesville - FORMER UVa quarterbacks and now Richmond Spiders Michael Strauss and Mike Rocco will be game captains and take part in the pre-game coin toss Saturday when the Spiders play at UVa.
Strauss earned Colonial Offensive Player of the Week honors for his game Saturday against Morehead State, throwing for 259 yards and three TDs. Rocco, in three series against the Eagles, threw for 117 yards, a TD and an interception. This week, though, Strauss and Rocco face a Virginia defense that dominated seventh-ranked UCLA in the opener.
Danny Rocco, RICHMOND SPIDERS HEAD COACH, said "If we want to have any success at all, we've got to protect our quarterbacks and give 'em a chance to sit back there and get the ball distributed to our speed players on the perimeter."
Mike Rocco, RICHMOND SPIDERS QUARTERBACK, said "I've had a lot of good times in my career, I've had some bad times. So I believe that I've shown what I've shown and it really doesn't matter any more. What matters is winning against Virginia this week."