Richmond (1-2) pulled away from a 3-3 tie with three straight touchdowns in the second quarter. Milan Howard ran it in from 3 yards out to give the Spiders the lead with 8:21 left. Savon Smith made it a two-score advantage with a 2-yard scoring run with 1:35 to go. Wickersham and Garcia teamed up with 10 seconds remaining following a three-and-out by the defense to put the Spiders up 24-3 at halftime.
Wickersham hooked up with Nick DeGennaro for a 44-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
Jonathan Cardoza-Chicas kicked two field goals for the Hornets (0-3).
Wickersham completed 21 of 26 passes for 260 yards for Richmond. Garcia finished with five receptions for 86 yards and DeGennaro caught five passes for 65.
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