HOW IT HAPPENED
Rhode Island (0-11, 0-8 CAA Football) finished its first winless season since 1949 with a 55-6 loss to Maine Saturday.
Maine (5-6, 4-4 CAA Football) used an efficient passing attack to open the game up in the first half. Quarterback Marcus Wasilewski completed 7-of-12 passes for 60 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. The Black Bears also had a 94-yard kick return for a touchdown by Damarr Aultman in the second quarter. It was the first kick return for a touchdown allowed by the Rams since Oct. 15, 2005, when New Hampshire's Corey Graham took one back 87 yards.
The loss was the 13th straight overall for the Rams, which is a school new record.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
* Wide receiver Billy Morgan led the offense with six catches for 93 yards.
* Freshman linebacker Tarik Pusey made his first career start and had two tackles. He became the 40th different Ram to start at least one game for the Rams this season.
* Quarterback Bob Bentsen rushed for his fourth touchdown of the season in the second quarter.
* Freshman defensive tackle P. Ekpen Iduoze had four tackles and batted a pass down at the line of scrimmage.
* Defensive back Mackenzie Elliott started at safety for the first time and finished with a career-high 11 tackles.
The game captains for Rhode Island were wide receiver Brandon Johnson-Farrell, defensive end Manee Williams and guard Kyle Elliott.
STAT OF THE DAY I
5,083 – Career all-purpose yards for wide receiver Brandon Johnson-Farrell. He is just the second player in program history to top the 5,000 mark, joining Cy Butler (5,380) in the club.
STAT OF THE DAY II
40 – The number of different starters Rhode Island used this season.
Before the game, 12 players were honored during Senior Day ceremonies. Defensive back Clement Ani, guard Kyle Elliott, tight end Alex Frazier, center Matt Greenhalgh, wide receiver Brandon Johnson-Farrell, defensive back Cameron Josse, defensive lineman Brian Louth, tight end Joe Migliarese, wide receiver Billy Morgan, linebacker Ali Muhammad, defensive tackle Damen Vargas and defensive end Manee Williams all were in their final game as a Ram.