103rd Meeting Between Rhode Island and Brown to Stream for Free on CAA.tv

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

THE BASICS
Brown at No. 18/17 Rhode Island
Kickoff: Saturday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. EST
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GOVERNOR'S CUP TO STREAM FOR FREE ON CAA.tv

RHODE ISLAND VS. BROWN - SERIES NOTES

  • Saturday is the 103rd meeting in the series, with Brown leading 73-27-2.
  • This is the 37th game in the Governor's Cup series, which began in 1981.
  • Brown holds a slight 19-17 edge in the cup series, including a 24-21 victory last season.
  • Rhode Island has played Brown more times than any other school in program history.
  • The series dates back to 1909. Both teams have played Harvard this season. Rhode Island won at Harvard, 23-16, on Sept. 28, while Brown fell at home to the Crimson, 31-17, on Sept. 21.
  • Rhode Island head coach Jim Fleming was the defensive coordinator for Brown in 1993.

ALL IN THE FAMILY FOR PARKER, COULTER

  • The wide receiver tandem of junior Aaron Parker and Isaiah Coulter are first cousins.
  • Arguably the most explosive receiving duo in CAA Football, Coulter and Parker rank third and fifth in the league in receptions per game, respectively.
  • Coulter is averaging 6.50 and Parker averages 5.75.
  • Both Parker and Coulter graduated from Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md., but the cousins were never teammates until Coulter arrived at Rhode Island.
  • Coulter transferred to Gwynn Park as a senior, the same year Parker was a freshman for Rhody.
  • Coulter and Parker have combined for 49 catches, 711 receiving yards and four touchdowns this season.

BREAKING UP THE OPPOSITION

  • Redshirt senior Zay Hill had two pass break ups at Harvard and has 20 for his career.
  • Hill moved into a tie for fifth place in program histoy with Guy Carbone (1983-85) and Myles Holmes (2014-15).
  • Next on the list is Anthony Adams, who had 22 break ups from 1986-88.
  • As a team, the Rams have eight pass break ups and three interceptions.
  • A year ago, the defense broke up 49 passes, the second highest single-season total in program history.
  • The Rams had eight interceptions last season, the most for the team in one year since 2010.

MACK EMERGING AS DOMINANT PRESENCE

  • Junior L.B. Mack III had a career-high 11 tackles, including 2.0 sacks and 3.0 tackles for loss last week at Harvard.
  • His play ended four different Harvard drives, as Mack had two sacks, a tackle for -4 yards and a QB hurry that all came on third down plays, a major reason Rhody held the Crimson to 2-of-14 on third down attempts.
  • Of Mack's 11 tackles, 8 resulted in gains of two yards or fewer.
  • It was Mack's second game this season with two sacks.
  • Mack is second among CAA Football players with 5.0 sacks.
  • He is tied for third with 7.0 tackles for loss.