Richmond holds off Delaware 31-17 for 8th win

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Kyle Lauletta threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to help power Richmond to a 31-17 victory over Delaware Saturday.

The Blue Hens scored first on a 3-yard run by Jalen Randolph midway through the first quarter, but Lauletta even the score with a 12-yard pass to Garrett Hudson and the Spiders added a 6-yard, second-quarter touchdown run by Deontez Thompson and a 23-yard Griffin Trau field goal to make it 17-7 at the break.

Lauletta threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Hudson to start the fourth quarter and added a 36-yard strike to Brian Brown to complete the scoring.

Lauletta was 21 of 35 for 286 yards and three touchdowns for Richmond (8-2, 5-2 Colonial). Thompson carried 24 times for 132 yards and a touchdown.

Joe Walker was 11 of 18 for 182 yards for Delaware (4-6, 2-5), but was picked off twice.