The Collegian
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Football defeats Hofstra 34-14, Vaughan rushes for 240 yards

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The University of Richmond football team improved to 7-3 this season after beating the Hofstra University Pride 34-14 on Saturday, a win that came off senior tailback Josh Vaughan's two touchdowns and career-high 240 rushing yards -- the fifth-best game performance in school history.

The Spiders stormed out early in a heavy rain at Schuart Stadium, scoring on their first five possessions to make the score 27-0 after the first half. Hofstra, now 3-7 overall and 1-5 in Colonial Athletic Conference play, scored its only two touchdowns in the second half.

Vaughan, whose performance pushed him over 1,000 yards for the season, is now fourth on the all-time school rushing list. The Spiders will finish the year with their fourth-straight winning year, a feat not accomplished since the 1937 to 1940 seasons. Meanwhile, junior quarterback Eric Ward was 11-for-20 passing and threw for 158 yards.

Richmond, now 4-2 in the CAA, will play the University of Delaware at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at UR Stadium.

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