Brown (1-2) still had a chance on 4th-and-goal from the 3-yard line, but after Michael Dougherty completed a pass to Colin Cloherty, Rams safety Adrian Owen knocked Cloherty out of bounds at the 1-yard line to preserve the victory.
Cassidy accounted for 235 yards of offense, passing for 116 yards and rushing for 119 yards and two touchdowns to lift Rhode Island (1-4) to its first win.
Brown took a 35-27 lead with 5:07 left in regulation on Jonathan Edwards' 7-yard run.
The Rams tied it with 1:01 to play in regulation when Cassidy scored on a 1-yard run to cap a 13-play, 70-yard drive, then passed to Leonard for the 2-point conversion.
The teams then traded touchdowns in the first overtime.
Dougherty completed 27-of-47 passes for 407 yards and two touchdowns. Brown receiver Paul Raymond caught six passes for 221 yards, including an 80-yard TD catch.
Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated calls into The Paul Finebaum Show to break down what to expect from the 2016 UGA football team and new head coach Kirby Smart.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples joins Paul Finebaum and Marcus Spears to debate who would be included on the SEC Mount Rushmore.
Karl Ravech credits Gary Gilmore's coaching for the Chanticleers' championship win. Kyle Peterson acknowledges Andrew Beckwith's pitching and G.K. Young's swing that ultimately sealed the deal.
GameDay 100: Back in 1980, Georgia WR Lindsay Scott took off on a 92-yard catch-and-run in the final seconds of the game to lift the Bulldogs to a 26-21 victory over the Gators.
DL Hercules Mata'afa, LB Peyton Pelluer and SS Shalom Luani have the Cougars' defense headed in the right direction.
Most of the coaches in the ACC elected to stay out of satellite camp season, believing they had little to gain.
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