Scores

Final

Hofstra 37

(3-0, 1-0 null)

Rhode Island 24

(0-4, 0-2 CAA)

1:00 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Meade Stadium, Kingston, RI

1 2 3 4 T
HOF 7 0 27 337
URI 10 14 0 024

Top Performers

Passing: B. Savage (HOF) - 291 YDS, 3 TD, 4 INT

Rushing: K. Huggins (HOF) - 28 CAR, 130 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Sullivan (HOF) - 8 REC, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Hofstra 37, Rhode Island 24

Associated Press

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Bryan Savage passed for four touchdowns and 291 yards as Hofstra rallied in the second half to defeat Rhode Island 37-24 on Saturday.

Hofstra (3-0, 1-0 CAA) scored 27 points in the third quarter after trailing 24-7 at halftime.

The Pride found the end zone on the opening possession of the second half when Kareem Huggins ran the ball in from five yards out. He finished with 147 yards on 28 carries as both teams combined for 851 yards.

On Hofstra's next possession, Savage threw a 33-yard scoring pass to Ottis Lewis to make the score 24-20 Rams.

A 76-yard punt return by the Pride's Anthony Nelson resulted in Savage's second scoring pass of the quarter, giving Hofstra its first lead, 27-24, since the first quarter.

A 21-yard run by Savage extended Hofstra's lead to 34-24. The Pride closed the scoring when Rob Zarrilli converted a 45-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Trailing 7-3 in the first quarter, the Rams (0-4, 0-2 CAA) scored the game's next 21 points. Jerell Jones rushed in from nine yards out to make it 10-7 URI.

A 44-yard interception return by Rhode Island's Ki'Ameer Johnson extended the lead to 17-7.

Joe Casey rushed for 132 yards on 22 carries while quarterback Derek Cassidy was 9-for-24 passing and 172 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOF
URI
1st Downs2415
Total Yards451400
Passing291230
Rushing160170
Penalties5-3311-70
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers42
Possession33:1926:41

Passing Leaders

HofstraC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Savage26/422916.934
Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cassidy9/241727.210

Rushing Leaders

HofstraCARYDSAVGTDLG
Huggins281304.610
Savage5326.410
Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Casey221305.900
Jones5244.810

Receiving Leaders

HofstraRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sullivan89211.520
Lewis36321.010
Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Evans311036.710
Leonard45012.500

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOFURI
FG06:27Pedro Belinchon 40 Yd 03
TD03:31Charles Sullivan 9 Yd Pass From Bryan Savage (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 73
TD01:24Jerell Jones 9 Yd Run (Pedro Belinchon Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERHOFURI
TD14:51Ki'Ameer Johnson 44 Yd Interception Return (Pedro Belinchon Kick) 717
TD03:12Tolbert Evans 52 Yd Pass From Derek Cassidy (Pedro Belinchon Kick) 724
THIRD QUARTERHOFURI
TD12:11Kareem Huggins 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1324
TD08:23Ottis Lewis 33 Yd Pass From Bryan Savage (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 2024
TD06:49Charles Sullivan 4 Yd Pass From Bryan Savage (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 2724
TD03:44Bryan Savage 21 Yd Run (Rob Zarrilli Kick) 3424
FOURTH QUARTERHOFURI
FG08:10Rob Zarrilli 45 Yd 3724