Tremayne Dameron added touchdown runs of 5 and 3 yards as the Tigers (2-3, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association) scored on each of their first three possessions to take a 20-0 lead with 7:21 left in the first quarter.
Athens, who was 11 of 21 for 188 yards, also rushed for 74 yards. Moore finished with 91 yards on four catches for Towson.
Rhode Island (1-4, 0-2) used two big plays to cut the deficit to 20-14 at the half. Ayo Isijola scored on a 48-yard run with 6:03 left in the second quarter, and Shawn Leonard caught a 35-yard pass from D.J. Stefovich with 3:06 remaining before halftime.
Isijola finished with 100 yards rushing and Stefovich was 11 of 20 for 163 yards and three touchdowns.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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