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Northeastern 27, Richmond 10

October 5, 1996

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) _ Jeff Reale ran for three touchdowns as Northeastern defeated Richmond 27-10 Saturday in a Yankee Conference game.

Steve Kives scored the Huskies’ other touchdown on a 37-yard interception return as Northeastern (3-2, 2-2 conference) beat Richmond (2-3, 1-2 conference) for the first time in six meetings dating back to 1984.

Joe Elrod ran 5 yards for the Spiders’ touchdown and Andy Slater kicked a 30-yard field goal.

Elrod, starting at quarterback after missing most of four games with hand and knee injuries, was under a constant rush by Northeastern’s defense. But he completed 11 of 23 passes for 164 yards.

Jim Murphy of the Huskies connected on 12 of 22 passes for 122 yards. Reale rushed for 67 yards on 18 carries and was voted MVP of the Huskies’ homecoming game.

Reale opened the scoring with a 2-yard run after a poor Richmond punt set up a 21-yard drive in five plays.

The Spiders squandered several first-half scoring opportunities, getting only Slater’s field goal. Two other chances ended when the Huskies Lenny Robinson intercepted a pass on the goal line and Zach Falconer recovered a fumble on the Northeastern 2.

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