RICHMOND, Va. (AP)Eric Ward and John Crone scored two touchdowns apiece lead Richmond to a 45-14 victory over Towson on Saturday.
Ward, the junior quarterback for the Spiders (2-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association), completed 11 of 16 passes for 148 yards. Josh Vaughan had 103 yards rushing on 20 carries.
The Spiders intercepted Towson quarterback Sean Schaefer four times, including two that went for touchdowns late in the game.
Schaefer was 21-for-32 with 214 yards passing for Tigers (1-2, 0-1).
Richmond took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter after Crone score his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run and Ward connected with Jordan Mitchell for a 21-yard score.
The Tigers cut the lead to 24-14 in the third quarter when Schaefer threw a 10-yard touchdown to Hakeem Moore, but pulled no closer.
A pair of interceptions returned for touchdowns put the game away early in the fourth quarter, starting with Rogers taking in a Schaefer pass 68 yards for a score. Hatcher then intercepted Towson backup Blair Peterson for a 25-yard touchdown return with 8:42 remaining.