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Richmond routs Georgetown, 49-10, at Multi-Sport Field

By From News Services
Sunday, November 15, 2009

Eric Ward threw two touchdown passes and four different Richmond players had rushing scores as the Spiders routed Georgetown, 49-10, at Multi-Sport Field on Saturday.

Richmond (9-1), which stepped outside its conference, is in a three-way tie for first place in the Colonial Athletic Association's South Division with Villanova and William & Mary. The Spiders will host William & Mary on Saturday with at least a share of the conference title at stake.

Ben Keating's two-yard run, Tyler Kirchoff's one-yarder and Ward's 15-yard touchdown pass to Sherman Logan put Richmond ahead 21-0 in the first quarter.

After the Hoyas (0-10) pulled within 21-10 in the second quarter, Ward's 32-yard pass to Max Prokell put Richmond ahead 28-10 at halftime.

The Spiders pulled away on Tremayne Graham's 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and touchdown runs by John Laub and Garrett Wilkins in the second half.

For Georgetown, Scott Darby went 15 for 33 for 122 yards. Robert Lane caught five passes for 53 yards. Philip Oladeji ran nine times for 30 yards and scored the Hoyas' only touchdown on a one-yard run.

-- BETHUNE-COOKMAN 21, HOWARD 10: Three different players scored rushing touchdowns to help the Wildcats (5-5, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) beat the Bison (2-8, 0-7) at Greene Stadium.

Jameel McCleod, Daniel Rhodes and Fred McCaskill each ran for scores for Bethune-Cookman.

Howard was led by quarterback Floyd Haigler, who was 18-for-45 passing for 127 yards.

Bethune-Cookman outgained Howard, 283-233.

-- JAMES MADISON 17, MASSACHUSETTS 14: Jamaris Sanders returned a fumble 38-yards for seven of the Dukes' 10 points off turnovers in a win over the Minutemen (5-5, 3-4) in Amherst, Mass.

Sanders stripped the ball from Massachusetts's Tony Nelson to give James Madison (5-5, 3-4 CAA) a 10-0 lead.

-- WILLIAM & MARY 20, NEW HAMPSHIRE 17: Brian Pate kicked a 37-yard field goal with 2:54 left to send the Tribe (9-1, 6-1 CAA) to a win over the Wildcats (8-2, 5-2) in Williamsburg.

William & Mary needs to beat Richmond and have Villanova lose to Delaware on Saturday to claim the CAA's regular season title.

-- BRIDGEWATER 30, CATHOLIC 13: Thomas Tate had his seventh 100-yard rushing game of the season to lead the host Eagles (7-3, 4-2 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) past the Cardinals (1-9, 0-6). Tate had an 81-yard touchdown run and carried 13 times for 152 yards.

Catholic quarterback Greg Cordivari was 18 for 35 for 222 yards with an interception. Avatus Stone had a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Cardinals.

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