Gaskins scored a career-high four touchdowns and Laub had career bests with 267 yards passing and two TDs.
Following an 83-minute rain delay, Gaskins scored on a 1-yard rush in the first quarter, a 5-yard rush and a 5-yard catch in the second and a 1-yard run in the third.
The Spiders (1-1), coming off a loss to Virginia, amassed 439 yards total offense while holding the Runnin' Bulldogs (0-2) to 247 in the schools' first meeting.
Laub was 14 of 24, including a 46-yard pass to Ben Edwards that capped a 17-point first quarter. He also threw one interception.
Richmond, under first-year coach Danny Rocco, won its eighth straight home opener.
Gardner-Webb, which scored on two field goals and a late safety, was led by Kenny Little with 75 yards on 13 carries.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.