Nigel Jones rushed for scores of 18 and 46 to put the Black Bears (4-1, 1-0 CAA) up 21-13 early in the fourth quarter.
Maine then drove 71 yards on just three plays to retake the lead with 5:16 remaining on Wasilewski's strike to Williams.
Strauss drove Richmond down the field again, but was intercepted by Lamar Fitzgerald in the end zone on a first-and-goal, cutting the rally short.
Jones ran for 115 yards on 23 attempts.
Wasilewski threw for 293 yard with two touchdowns, but also had a pair of interceptions.
Strauss went 31-of-45 for 333 yards with two scores and three interceptions.
South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.
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Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze joins The Paul Finebaum Show to share how important the Egg Bowl is to the state of Mississippi.
Former Auburn RB Bo Jackson joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss how Auburn can keep up with Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
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