Rams Come Up Short Against Brown, 20-13

Rams Come Up Short Against Brown, 20-13

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How it Happened

Rhode Island (0-5) gave itself chances, but Brown scored 10 points in a span of 2:29 in the third quarter en route to a 20-13 victory over Rhody Saturday.

After a 32-yard field goal by Grant Senne and a 2-yard touchdown run by Andrew Coke put Brown (1-2) up 17-7, Rhode Island quarterback Mack Lowrie plunged in from 1-yard out to pull the Rams back within 17-13 with 14:34 to go. 

The Bears were able to wear down Rhode Island down the stretch, using its running game to chew up the clock. Brown held the ball for 8:53 on a 19-play, 70-yard drive that culminated with a 26-yard Senne field goal.

The victory was Brown's fourth straight in the Governor's Cup series.

Inside the Box Score

  • Safety Donovan Walker and linebacker Adam Parker combined for 20 of URI's 61 tackles. Parker led the team with 11 while Walker had nine.
  • Quarterback Mack Lowrie extended his streak of games with a touchdown pass to five. He has now a touchdown in each game of his career.
  • Lowrie finished the game 21-of-35 for a season-high 229 yards. 
  • Freshman Harold Cooper had five catches for 95 yards and his first career touchdown. 
  • Junior cornerback Myles Holmes broke up two passes. He has now broken up five, to go with two interceptions this season.
  • Redshirt freshman Charlie McKeeman had a career-high seven catches for 50 yards.
  • Wide receiver Phadrae White had three catches for 55 yards.
  • Seniors Andrew Bose and Justin Favreau were elected as the team captains via team voting earlier this week.

Stat of the Game
3 – Rhode Island netted just three rushing yards in the loss while Brown finished with 117.

What's Next
The Rams the road for the first of two straight away games, as they travel to No. 5/6 Villanova for a 1 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 11.