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MICHAEL ROCCO RUMORS

Defense leads Maine to 33-20 victory over Richmond

ORONO, Maine (AP) Trevor Bates returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown, Benjamin Davis blocked a punt for another score and Maine forced five turnovers to beat Richmond 33-20 on Saturday. Michael Rocco ran in from the 1 to give Richmond (7-3, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) an early 6-0 lead before Bates' interception tied it at 6. Sean Decloux's 26-yard field goal...
Via Associated Press
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Richmond beats Villanova 10-9 in comeback

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Michael Rocco ran for the go-ahead touchdown Saturday and Richmond cashed in on a missed point-after attempt to beat Villanova 10-9. Villanova's Steve Weyler kicked a 24-yard field goal and John Robertson hit Lincoln Collins with a 5-yard scoring pass to give the Wildcats a 9-3 third-quarter lead. But Weyler missed the point-after attempt and Rocco capped the...
Via Associated Press
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Spiders eager for challenge of playing at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) In some ways, Richmond coach Danny Rocco's job is a little easier this week. The Spiders (1-0), an FCS-level program, travel to Virginia to play the Cavaliers (0-1). Rocco said getting his team up to play at the higher level ''usually takes care of itself in these games.'' Richmond surely seems like a dangerous opponent. The Spiders are seeking their third...
Via Associated Press
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Virginia QB ready to take on the Cavaliers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Michael Rocco just wants to think about the game. The fifth-year senior quarterback at Richmond will be one of the Spiders' game captains on Saturday when they play at Virginia. It's where Rocco began his career and had a fair amount of success. Rocco led the Cavaliers to an 8-5 record and their last bowl game in 2011, becoming the first quarterback ever to engineer...
Via Associated Press
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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