Sept. 17, 2011
Football: Massachusetts 36, Rhode Island 27 - F
How It Happened:
Rhode Island held a 21-16 lead going into the 4th quarter before UMass scored three unanswered touchdowns - including an 80-yard pick-six with 7:36 to go in regulation. Rhody would battle back, adding a score with 32 seconds remaining which made it 36-27.
The Rams' aerial attack paced the offense tonight, gaining 279 yards. Steve Probst was 14-of-29, passing for a career-high four TD's to four different receivers: Anthony Baskerville, Brandon Johnson-Farrell, Billy Morgan, and Ty Bynum.
Inside the Box Score and Beyond:
* Steve Probst's four TD passes and 279 passing yards were both career-highs in a Rhody uniform.
* Anthony Baskerville's 134 receiving yards marked his highest total in his URI career, including his longest career reception of 83 yards, which led to Rhody's first TD score.
* Johnson-Farrell (1st TD of 2011; 3rd of career), Morgan (1st TD of 2011; 1st of Rhody career), and Bynum (1st of 2011; 5th of career) also tacked on receiving TD's for the Rams.
* Doug Johnson tallied his team-best third sack of the season.
* Rhode Island has not won at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst since the 1991 season.
Rhode Island will host Fordham in its 2011 home opener at Meade Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. For tickets, call the Ryan Center box office at (401) 874-RAMS or visit GoRhody.com.
1st 10:16 UMASS - J. Hernandez 3 yd run (B. Levengood kick blockd) 6 plays, 32 yards, TOP 2:11, URI 0 - UMASS 6 00:00 URI - Baskerville 83 yd pass from Probst (Feinstein kick) 1 play, 73 yards, TOP 0:31, URI 7 - UMASS 6 2nd 00:11 UMASS - B. Levengood 24 yd field goal 10 plays, 49 yards, TOP 3:34, URI 7 - UMASS 9 3rd 08:53 UMASS - J. Hernandez 15 yd run (B. Levengood kick) 2 plays, 31 yards, TOP 0:32, URI 7 - UMASS 16 06:33 URI - Morgan 48 yd pass from Probst (Feinstein kick) 4 plays, 67 yards, TOP 2:20, URI 14 - UMASS 16 00:58 URI - Bynum 39 yd pass from Probst (Feinstein kick) 9 plays, 79 yards, TOP 3:59, URI 21 - UMASS 16 4th 11:44 UMASS - K. Pagel 8 yd run (K. Pagel pass failed) 11 plays, 80 yards, TOP 4:14, URI 21 - UMASS 22 07:36 UMASS - K. Nelms 80 yd interception return (B. Levengood kick) URI 21 - UMASS 29 01:58 UMASS - J. Talley 22 yd pass from K. Pagel (B. Levengood kick) 8 plays, 74 yards, TOP 4:08, URI 21 - UMASS 36 00:32 URI - Johnson-Farrell 18 yd pass from Probst (Feinstein kick failed) 7 plays, 50 yards, TOP 1:26, URI 27 - UMASS 36