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How it Happened
Rhode Island (0-4) trailed just 10-6 heading into the fourth quarter but was unable to keep Central Connecticut running back Rob Holloman contained in a 38-14 loss Saturday.
Holloman – who entered the game seventh in career rushing yards among all Division I players – rushed for a career-high 238 yards and two touchdowns. He had touchdown runs of 54 yards and 74 yards in the fourth quarter to break the game open.
The win for CCSU (2-3) was its first ever against the Rams. Rhode Island had won the previous three games in the series.
Rhode Island managed just 266 yards of total offense – including 60 on the ground – as it fell for the fourth time this season and the eighth straight time overall.
Inside the Box Score
Safety Tim Wienclaw had a game-high 11 tackles, plus two pass break-ups and a forced fumble in his return to the lineup after missing the Albany game. Wienclaw has forced four fumbles in three games this season.
Linebacker Andrew Bose finished with 10 tackles, including .5 for a loss. It was the third time in four games he has recorded at least 10 tackles.Cornerback Myles Holmes had five tackles and his second interception of the season.
Linebacker Adam Parker had eight tackles, while defensive linemen Selwyn Nicholas, Greg Doutre and Joe Simon each had six stops. Nicholas and Doutre combined for Rhody's lone sack.
Redshirt freshman Charlie McKeeman caught his third touchdown pass of the season with a 12-yard grab in the third quarter. McKeeman finished with three catches for 45 yards.
Quarterback Mack Lowrie threw at least one touchdown pass for the fourth straight game. He is the first player since Bob Bentsen in 2011 to throw for a score in four consecutive games. Lowrie finished 12-of-27 for 123 yards.
Quarterback James Caparell ran for his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter. He also completed 7-of-12 passes for 83 yards.
Wide receiver Daril Geisser caught a 2-yard conversion pass from Caparell.
Rhode Island was 4-for-16 on third-down conversions. The Rams were 3-for-9 on in the first half and 1-for-7 after the break.
Central Connecticut outrushed the Rams 125-30 in the first half.
The teams combined for 18 penalties. Rhode Island was flagged 10 times for 95 yards, while CCSU was called eight times for 99 yards.
Stat of the Game
4 – Redshirt junior safety Tim Wienclaw had forced four fumbles in three games this season.
Rhode Island is home for the annual Governor's Cup game against Brown Saturday, Sept. 27. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Meade Stadium.