ORONO, Maine -- Warren Smith threw the first three Maine touchdowns, and the Black Bears held on for a 27-21 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.
Rhode Island (1-5, 0-3) answered on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Robert Bensten to Anthony Baskerville to close the gap. Then late in the third quarter, Bensten threw an interception from his own 4-yad line to seal Rhode Island's fate. Maine's Vinson Givans ran back the interception 12 yards for a 27-7 lead.
The Rams tacked on two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it was too late.
Smith finished with 233 yards and three touchdowns on 18 of 26 passing.
Brown led the Rams with 103 yards on 29 carries.
Mississippi's football program has been cited for 13 of the 28 NCAA rules infractions included in the notice of allegations that the Rebels received in January.
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Stanford and Notre Dame split their last two meetings in dramatic contests, and their 2016 matchup will be highly anticipated.
A lawsuit alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX policies and created a "hostile sexual environment" through indifference toward sexual assaults by student-athletes.
Ian O'Connor, senior writer at ESPN.com, joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss Roger Goodell's response to safety concerns in the NFL.
Stanford defensive line coach Randy Hart is retiring after 46 years as a college coach.
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