RICHMOND, Va. -- Four fumble recoveries in the first half led to 24 Richmond points as the Spiders built an early lead and rolled to a 47-0 win over Hofstra on Saturday.
Pierre Turner had a pair of first-half fumble recoveries, Nicholas Battle recovered a fumble and forced two, and Eric McBride set up a touchdown with a 36-yard fumble return.
The Spiders (3-0, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) increased their school record for consecutive wins to 12. Richmond's defense held Hofstra (2-1, 0-1) to 8 yards rushing in the half.
Richmond quarterback Eric Ward finished 12 of 16 for 165 yards and four touchdowns, connecting on 12 of his last 13 attempts.
Cory Christopher finished 17 of 26 passing with 172 yards for Hofstra. The Pride finished with 13 rushing yards on 34 carries. The Spiders recorded five sacks, and gained 213 rushing yards.