SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Derek Cassidy passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more as Rhode Island overcame an early 14-point deficit for a 35-30 win over Northeastern on Saturday.
Rhode Island (3-8, 2-6 Colonial Athletic Association) also got 109 yards rushing and a touchdown from Anthony Ferrer.
The loss spoiled a record-breaking day for Northeastern's Maurice Murray, who ran for 182 yards and a touchdown to break the program's career rushing record and career touchdown record. He finished his career with 3,806 yards rushing, breaking the mark of 3,692 set by L.J. McKanas from 1998 to '01.
With 43 career touchdowns, Murray broke the record of 42 set by Dave Klemic from 1997 to '00.
The Rams trailed 14-0 late in the first quarter before Cassidy scored on a 1-yard run with 1:04 left.
After the Huskies (3-8, 2-6) made it 17-7 on Mat Johnson's 38-yard field goal, Cassidy threw touchdown passes of 32 yards to Jimmy Hughes and 4 yards to Shawn Leonard to give Rhode Island a 21-17 halftime lead.
Northeastern retook the lead 24-21 on Anthony Orio's 8-yard run early in the third quarter, but Cassidy scored on a 2-yard run with 42 seconds to play in the third, and Ferrer scored on a 5-yard run early in the fourth.
Northeastern closed out the scoring when Darryl Jones returned a blocked punt 26 yards with 5:24 remaining.
Alex Broomfield's 5-yard run and Murray's 14-yard run gave Northeastern a 14-0 first-quarter lead.
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