Rhody Grand Ceremony
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How it Happened
Rhode Island (3-6, 2-4 CAA Football) could not slow down the Delaware offense, falling to the Mud Hens 35-13 on Homecoming Day for the Rams.
Delaware (6-2, 3-1 CAA Football) rushed for 314 yards and four touchdowns. Andrew Pierce scored three touchdowns and 117 yards on the ground, while Michael Johnson had a game-high 123 rushing yards and one touchdown. Johnson had a 78-yard touchdown run, while Pierce had a 75-yard scoring run.
Inside the Box Score
- Tim Wienclaw recovered his third fumble of the season. The turnover led to Rhode Island's first points of the day, as the Rams drove 55 yards in nine plays after the turnover. Wienclaw also had seven tackles
- Linebacker Andrew Bose led the defense with eight tackles, despite missing the second half of the game.
- Defensive end James Timmins finished with six tackles, including three tackles for loss and the 11th sack of his career. Timmins also forced a fumble and broke up a pass.
- In the first quarter, quarterback Bob Bentsen became the fourth player in school history to pass for 4,000 yards when he his wide receiver Ross Kim for 6 yards.
- Robbie Jackson led the Rhode Island offense with nine receptions for 85 yards, including his fourth touchdown reception of the season.
- Mackenzie Elliott continued his strong play in the kicking game, returning the opening kick 82 yards.
- Freshman Eerin Young had career highs in carries (16) and rushing yards (49).
- Andre Scott had his second interception of the season in the third quarter.
- A crowd of 6536 fans attended the game.
- Before the game, 34 Rhode Island legends were honored on the field as part of a ceremony for the Fans' Choice Rhody Grand Team. The team, voted on by fans over the summer, consisted of the 50 best players in school history.
Stat of the Day
27:57 – Delaware scored 35 points despite holding the ball for just 27:57. Rhode Island held the ball for 32:03.
Stat of the Day II
56 – Wide receiver Robbie Jackson has 56 catches this season. He needs just one more to crack the top 10 in team history for one season.
Rhode Island takes a break from conference play when it travels to Old Dominion Saturday, Nov. 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.