Maine 27, Rhode Island 21
Warren Smith threw the first three Maine touchdowns, and the
Black Bears held on for a 27-21 win over Rhode Island on
After a 22-yard touchdown pass to Pushaun Brown, a 41-yarder to
Mauri McDonald and a 21-yarder to Derek Session by Smith, Maine
held a 21-0 lead with 9:26 left in the third quarter.
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
Brown led the Rams with 103 yards on 29 carries.