Richmond game vs W&M canceled; Spiders play JMU April 17

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 14:51:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The Colonial Athletic Association says this weekend's football game between William & Mary and Richmond has been canceled because of coronavirus-related protocols within the Tribe program.

The league also says the Spiders and James Madison will play April 17 in Harrisonburg.

Both teams have had to pull out of a scheduled matchup earlier this season because of COVID-19 protocols.

The April 17 contest would give James Madison the required three CAA games to qualify for the league's automatic playoff berth.

The Dukes are the top-ranked team in the STATS Perform FCS Top 25 but have not played a home conference game this season.

If they beat the Spiders, they would be in position to claim the league’s automatic berth in the FCS playoffs.