Scores

Final

Rhode Island 10

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Massachusetts 30

(2-1, 2-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 19, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
URI 0 0 10 010
UMASS 7 14 3 630

Top Performers

Passing: K. Havens (UMASS) - 329 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Nelson (UMASS) - 29 CAR, 158 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: V. Cruz (UMASS) - 6 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Massachusetts' defense holds Rhode Island to 25 rushing yards

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. -- Kyle Havens threw for two first-half touchdowns, and Massachusetts defeated Rhode Island 30-10 on Saturday.

Havens, who averaged 11 yards a pass, was 22-of-30 for 329 yards.

After scoring passes of 4 and 5 yards, and a 3-yard TD rush by Tony Nelson, the Minutemen (2-1) led 21-0 at halftime in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Nelson rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries for Massachusetts. Victor Cruz added 96 yards and a touchdown on six catches for the Minutemen.

Massachusetts had 491 total yards of offense and held Rhode Island to 25 rushing yards.

Chris Paul-Etienne was 20-of-39 for 198 yards and an interception for the Rams (1-1).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
URI
UMASS
1st Downs1821
Total Yards267491
Passing197329
Rushing70162
Penalties6-445-37
3rd Down Conversions3-137-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers13
Possession27:5732:03

Passing Leaders

Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Paul-Etienne20/391985.101
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Havens22/3032911.021

Rushing Leaders

Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ferrer9414.6012
Isijola7172.4011
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson291585.4121
Hernandez461.508

Receiving Leaders

Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bellini35317.7021
Del Grosso23216.0020
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cruz69616.0151
Sanford37625.3042

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERURIUMASS
TD09:12Chris Zardas 4 Yd Pass From Kyle Havens (Armando Cuko Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERURIUMASS
TD13:31Victor Cruz 5 Yd Pass From Kyle Havens (Armando Cuko Kick) 014
TD02:44Tony Nelson 3 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERURIUMASS
TD08:49Jarrod Williams 68 Yd Fumble Return (Louis Feinstein Kick) 721
FG07:44Armando Cuko 22 Yd 724
FG02:25Louis Feinstein 38 Yd 1024
FOURTH QUARTERURIUMASS
FG08:07Armando Cuko 37 Yd 1027
FG02:23Armando Cuko 42 Yd 1030