Scores

Final

Towson 14

(1-2, 0-1 CAA)

Richmond 45

(2-1, 1-0 CAA)

3:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
TOWS 0 7 7 014
RICH 14 7 3 2145

Top Performers

Passing: E. Ward (RICH) - 148 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Vaughan (RICH) - 20 CAR, 103 YDS

Receiving: D. Newsom (TOWS) - 10 REC, 106 YDS

Richmond 45, Towson 14

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOWS
RICH
1st Downs1420
Total Yards288332
Passing233148
Rushing55184
Penalties4-345-55
3rd Down Conversions9-154-10
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers51
Possession29:3730:23

Passing Leaders

TowsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schaefer21/322146.724
RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward11/161489.320

Rushing Leaders

TowsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Schaefer6335.5012
Kinchen5153.005
RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Vaughan201035.2022
Forte8283.517

Receiving Leaders

TowsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Newsom1010610.6060
Holmes44912.3029
RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grayson37625.3051
Mitchell22613.0121

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOWSRICH
TD06:16John Crone 3 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 07
TD03:43Jordan Mitchell 21 Yd Pass From Eric Ward (Andrew Howard Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERTOWSRICH
TD08:06Marcus Lee 10 Yd Pass From Sean Schaefer (Mark Bencivengo Kick) 714
TD03:40John Crone 1 Yd Pass From Eric Ward (Andrew Howard Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERTOWSRICH
FG04:47Andrew Howard 38 Yd 724
TD03:15Hakeem Moore 10 Yd Pass From Sean Schaefer (Mark Bencivengo Kick) 1424
FOURTH QUARTERTOWSRICH
TD13:57Justin Forte 5 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 1431
TD09:39Justin Rogers 68 Yd Interception Return (Andrew Howard Kick) 1438
TD08:42Derek Hatcher 25 Yd Interception Return (Andrew Howard Kick) 1445