Coen was 15-of-17 for 241 yards for Massachusetts (6-3, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association). Coen's 88.2 percent completion rate was the second-best single game performance in school history.
Cruz finished with seven receptions for 129 yards.
Rhode Island quarterback Derek Cassidy completed 13-of-24 passes for 185 yards and two interceptions.
Massachusetts put the game away early, jumping to a 35-0 halftime lead. UMass averaged 7.2 yards per play for the game, compared to just 3.2 for Rhode Island (2-8, 0-6).
Tony Nelson opened the scoring less than three minutes into the first quarter with a 2-yard run. Nelson, who finished with 65 yards on 12 carries, scored again on a 13-yard run that gave UMass a 14-0 first quarter lead.
Coen found Chris Zaerdas with a 2-yard touchdown pass in the opening minutes of the second quarter. Coen then hit Victor Cruz for a 2-yard score, increasing the lead to 28-0. UMass linebacker Josh Jennings closed out the first half scoring when he picked off a Cassidy pass and ran 40 yards for a touchdown.
Coen and Cruz connected again early in the third quarter on a 35-yard touchdown that finished the scoring.
Where there were once potential fires, such as Scott calling out UCLA AD Dan Guerrero, things are now cool in the Pac-12. Or at least cooler.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh takes on former Wolverines QB Rick Leach in a softball home run derby.
A judge says insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, according to a Pennlive.com report.
Jim Harbaugh's impressive showing with the Michigan softball team in practice didn't translate to Thursday's Derby.
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh gets some pointers from the Wolverines' softball team then celebrates his hit with a bat drop and a dab.
SEC Network's Paul FInebaum discusses the recent string of unnecessary bad events for the Aggies.
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