Richmond Falls to New Hampshire in Conference Thriller

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Richmond saw career games from quarterback Aaron Corp and wide receiver Tre Gray, but it was not enough to come out on top in a shoot-out with New Hampshire.

The Spiders scored early, fell behind and put together a frantic fourth quarter comeback attempt, but was unable to top New Hampshire in a 45-43 nail-biter.  Corp came out firing, completing all five of his pass attempts on the Spiders' first drive, which ended in a one yard TD strike to Stephan Barnette.  A field goal made it 10-0, but New Hampshire would take control from there.  Kevin Decker hit R.J. Harris for a 19 yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 10-7.  On the ensuing drive, Corp was picked off by Randi Vines, who rumbled his way 60 yards to the endzone to give the Wildcats a 14-10 lead.  Richmond would fumble the ensuing kickoff, leading to a Decker rushing touchdown to extend the lead to 21-10.  Another field goal and another Corp interception returned for a touchdown would make it 28-13, but Kendall Gaskins would score on a fake field goal to trim the lead to 28-20 at the half.

Decker would rush for a 12 yard touchdown to open up scoring in the third quarter, and Will Kamen hit a field goal for Richmond, putting the score at 35-23.  The Spiders would score three touchdowns in the fourth quarter touchdowns, but another connection from Decker to Harris would prove to be the game-winner in the 45-43 victory for New Hampshire.

Corp would end the day 35-of-50 for 351 yards, two TD's and two interceptions.  Gray would pull down a career high 16 receptions for 194 yards.

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