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Archer finds his roommate
Eric Robertson, a senior wide receiver from Barboursville, appeared in nine games as a sophomore, catching seven passes for 90 yards.
Robertson, quarterback R.J. Archer's roommate and high school teammate at Albemarle, made the most of his first reception in two years by pulling down a 25-yard scoring pass in the third quarter. Archer said they shared a hug after the catch.
"He's worked hard here for five years, and I'm excited that I was able to play a role in that," said Archer. "They were playing 'man,' and he beat his guy cleanly. It felt like one of my better passes of the day, and I was just thinking, 'Please catch it!' "
Towson not a big drawW&M averaged 11,354 fans for its first three home games. But the season average will take a dip thanks to Saturday's game, which drew only 8,037 fans despite a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the 60s.
Laycock nears 200 winsSaturday's win against Towson put Jimmye Laycock's career record at 197-39-2. That places Laycock sixth among active Football Championship Subdivision coaches, and his 81 victories in the Colonial Athletic Association puts him fourth overall, just eight behind former Delaware coach Tubby Raymond.
His 30 years at William and Mary (1980-2009) mark the fourth-longest streak of any Division I coach.
Pate near recordBrian Pate's 39-yard field goal in the first quarter gave him 16 for the season, just five shy of Steve Christie's mark of 21 set in 1989. Pate has 38 lifetime field goals for the Tribe.