Richmond beats Delaware 31-14

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Josh Vaughan rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown and Eric Ward accounted for two scores to lead Richmond to a 31-14 win over Delaware on Saturday.

The Spiders? (8-3, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association) held the Blue Hens to 53 yards of total offense.

Delaware (4-7, 2-5) rushed for 5 yards, becoming the fourth straight team to rush for under 100 yards against the Spiders? defense. The only Blue Hen scores came on an interception return by Tyrone Grant and fumble return by Charles Graves.

Richmond finished with 441 yards on total offense.

The Spiders dominated the first half, outgaining Delaware 256-26, holding the Blue Hens to one first down and controlling the ball for 22:10 minutes.

After a scoreless third quarter, Ward capped a 90-yard drive with a 1-yard run. On the Spiders? next possession, Vaughan fumbled and Graves returned it for a 45-yard score. John Crone added a 6-yard touchdown run.

Vaughan finished with 40 carries, becoming the second person in Richmond history to carry 40 times in a game. Berry Redden was the other. Vaughan has gained 1,279 yards this year while Richmond?s defense has allowed 1,153.

Aaron Love had 3 receptions, setting the Delaware record for career receptions with 193.

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