Tickets for Montana vs. Richmond - $19. Richmond beats Montana 24-7 to win FCS title. Richmond Spiders after losing their third game of the season, the Richmond Spiders had a players only meeting without coaches.
Eric Ward caught a touchdown pass and threw for a TD as Richmond dominated Montana 24-7 on Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn. To claim the school's first Football Championship Subdivision national championship.
The Spiders upset defending national champion Appalachian State in the playoff quarterfinals and hung on to beat Northern Iowa in the semifinals before toppling two-time national champion Montana.
After starting the season 4-3, the Spiders didn't lose again and finished at 13-3. Montana ended at 14-2.
A crowd of mostly Richmond fans rushed the field in Chattanooga, surrounding the players as they accepted the championship trophy.
Ward struck first when he pitched the ball to fullback John Crone just a few minutes into the game. The quarterback took off toward the endzone and Crone hit him from 23 yards out—his first touchdown pass and Ward’s first touchdown reception.