Maine 29

(3-2, 1-1 CAA)

Richmond 25

(2-3, 1-1 CAA)

3:00 PM ET, October 9, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
MAIN 0 8 14 729
RICH 7 10 0 825

Top Performers

Passing: R. Whitcomb (MAIN) - 159 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: S. Tutt (RICH) - 18 CAR, 86 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: H. Wilson (RICH) - 13 REC, 146 YDS

Maine 29, Richmond 25

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.