SFU: Richardson, John put on offensive show in loss to Central Washington

Richardson threw for 470 yards and Rysen John caught 12 passes for 234 yards.

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ELLENSBURG, Wash.  – Senior quarterback Miles Richardson and junior receiver Rysen John exploded offensively but it wasn’t enough to lift Simon Fraser University to victory. The Clan lost 60-19 to NCAA No. 21 ranked Central Washington Wildcats Saturday in Great Northwest Athletic Conference football action before nearly 5,000 fans at Tomlinson Stadium.

The dynamic duo of Richardson and John were dangerous all game but the Clan was unable to stop the Central Washington attack. SFU led briefly, 7-6, in the opening minutes but then it was all Central as the Wildcats scored 32 points in the first half and added five more touchdowns in the second half.

Richardson, meanwhile, threw for 470 yards, attempting 47 passes. He was 27-of-47 with three touchdowns and two interceptions. The Clan was unable to run the ball against the Wildcats, so Richardson aired it out. His 470 yards passing was just short of the GNAC record of 502.

Richardson’s favorite receiver was Rysen John. He had his best game for SFU in his collegiate career, catching 12 passes for 234 yards. His longest catch was 55 yards for a touchdown.

CWU had 339 yards rushing and a GNAC record 719 yards of offence. The Wildcats improved to 6-2 overall while SFU dropped to 1-7.

SFU’s first score came came midway through the first quarter when Richardson hit tight end Spencer McCabe on a four yard TD pass, capping a nine play drive that covered 75 yards. It put SFU up 7-6.

Richardson hit John on the 55-yard TD pass in the second quarter. It took the Clan just five plays to cover 75 yards, but the team was down 32-13 to end the first half.

In the fourth quarter, Richardson tossed an eight-yard TD pass to receiver Ethan Beselt. The drive was highlighted by 29- and 48-yard passes to John, as the Clan went four plays and 75 yards to score.

Defensive back Anthony Crescenzo led the Clan with 9 tackles.

Next Home Game |  Tickets are on sale now for the Clan’s game vs Western Oregon on Nov. 3. Fans who purchase tickets online in advance will save money.  Tickets purchased online are $10 for adults and $5 for youth 14-and-under, visiting students & seniors. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for youth 14-and-under, visiting students & seniors when purchased at the gate. Children under 6 are admitted free.

Parking |  Free parking is offered with admission in the Visitor West Parkade or Visitor North during all varsity home events again this season using the varsity18 code at parking meters.

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