RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Josh Radulski made a sliding touchdown
catch with 5:56 remaining Saturday and Maine stopped a fourth-down
play at its 20 yard-line in the closing minutes as the Black Bears
held on for a 29-25 victory against Richmond.
Maine (3-2, 1-1 Atlantic 10) led only twice, each time after
Radulski caught touchdown passes from Ron Whitcomb. The Black Bears
then stopped Harry Wilson for 12 yards on a fourth-and-13 pass from
the Spiders' 33 as the clock wound down.
The Spiders (2-3, 1-1) had recovered a fumble at the Maine 40
with 5:18 left.
Trailing 17-8 at halftime, Maine rallied as Anthony Gordon
returned the kickoff to start the second half 88 yards for a
touchdown, pulling the Black Bears within 17-15. They went ahead on
Radulski's 8-yard scoring catch with 6:04 left in the quarter.
Stacy Tutt's second rushing touchdown, from 1 yard out, capped a
77-yard, 16-play drive that took more than seven minutes and gave
Richmond a 25-22 lead with 13:45 remaining.
Whitcomb finished 17-for-28 for 159 yards, also including a
34-yard TD to Christian Pereira. He threw two interceptions.
Pereira caught eight passes for 103 yards.
Wilson caught 13 passes for 146 yards, both career highs, for
the Spiders. His reception total was the third-highest in Richmond
history. Tutt was 23-for-33 for 219 yards. He also ran for 86 yards
and two touchdowns, but threw three interceptions.
David Freeman ran for 104 yards and a touchdown for the Spiders.