Rams Host New Hampshire on Senior Day Saturday

Photo Credit: Mike Salerno
Photo Credit: Mike Salerno

THE BASICS
New Hampshire at Rhode Island 
Kickoff: Saturday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m. EST
Live Stats | Audio | Game Notes 

RHODE ISLAND VS. NEW HAMPSHIRE - SERIES NOTES

  • Saturday is the 93rd meeting in the series, which New Hampshire leads, 59-28-5. 
  • This is the 47th time the Wildcats have visited Kingston. Rhode Island is 19-25-2 in home games against New Hampshire. 
  • New Hampshire has won the last seven meetings between the teams, including a 28-14 victory last season. Rhode Island's last win over UNH was a 28-25 win in 2010.
  • New Hampshire has won three straight games after starting the season 1-6.
  • Rhode Island has dropped four of its last five games after starting the season 4-1. 
  • Saturday's game features two of the best wide receivers in CAA Football. New Hampshire's Neil O'Connor and Rhode Island's Aaron Parker rank No. 1 and No. 2 in the league in receptions per game at 6.5 and 5.8 respectively.
  • Parker leads the league in receiving yards per game with 93.5, while O'Connor is third at 74.7.
  • Rhode Island ranks third in the conference in scoring offense with 30.9 points per game, while New Hampshire is fifth in the league, allowing 22.7 points per game.
  • Rhody is second in the league with a +6 turnover margin. UNH is sixth at +3.

RAMS TO HONOR 18 SENIORS BEFORE THE GAME

PARKER CLOSING IN ON 1,000 IN 2018

  • Junior Aaron Parker enters the season finale needing 65 receiving yards to post the sixth 1,000-yard season by an individual in URI history. 
  • Brian Forster did so twice - 1,819 in 1985 and 1,357 in 1984.
  • The others were Dameon Reilly (1,208 in 1985), Darren Rizzi (1,103 in 1992) and Bobby Apgar (1,042 in 1994).

LAWSON PRODUCING AT HISTORIC RATE

  • With three touchdown passes last week, redshirt senior JaJuan Lawson has 16 on the season.
  • He joined legendary Tom Ehrhardt as the only URI players to throw at least 16 in a season.
  • Ehrhardt had 36 in 1984 and 42 in 1985.
  • Lawson has 16 in just 5.5 games, and he is averaging one touchdown pass for every 10.7 attempts.  
  • Lawson needs 405 passing yards to reach 2,000 this season, despite missing 4.5 games due to injury. He would be the 11th player in program history to reach 2,000 in one year.