HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Anton Clarkson threw five touchdown
passes, three to Devale Ellis, in Hofstra's 48-17 rout of Richmond
Clarkson connected on 22 of 34 passes for 323 yards for the
Pride (4-4, 2-3 Atlantic 10). Ellis had touchdown catches of 16, 27
and 70 yards and finished with seven catches for 168 yards.
The Spiders (2-6, 1-4) lost their fourth straight game.
After the teams entered intermission tied at 17-all, Clarkson
threw three touchdowns passes in a seven-minute span during the
third quarter to put the game out of reach. Charles Sullivan caught
an 11-yard touchdown pass and Ellis caught two to give Hofstra a
The Pride jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first on Chris
Onorato's 43-yard field goal and Kareem Huggins' 7-yard touchdown
run. Onorato would add a career-best 52-yarder in the fourth.
Dave Freeman's 4-yard run cut the Richmond deficit to 10-7, but
Clarkson answered with a 7-yard strike to Brian Wolman to take a
The Spiders evened the score before halftime on Carter Bell's
36-yard field goal and Brandon Neuman's 8-yard touchdown run.