Oct. 1, 2011
Football: Brown 35, Rhode Island 21 - FINAL
How It Happened:
Brown quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for two more as the Bears defeated Rhode Island in the annual Governor's Cup Saturday.
The night started well for Rhode Island (1-3) when quarterback Steve Probst ripped off a 73-yard rushing touchdown on the Rams' first possession of the night. It was the longest rush of his career for Probst, who later added a 61-yard scoring run.
However, it was all Brown in between the two big plays from Probst. Newhall-Cabellero hit Mark Kachmer for a 27-yard strike at 7:14 of the first quarter, and then found Alex Tounkara-Kone for 17 yards and a 14-7 lead. Newhall-Caballero wasn't finished, as his 2-yard run gave Brown a 21-7 lead before halftime.
Probst got Rhody back in the game with his 61-yard run just 1:02 into the third quarter, but the momentum was short lived. Newhall-Caballero responded with his fourth touchdown of the night, a 2-yard scoring run with 2:45 left in the third that allowed Brown to salt the game away.
Inside the Box Score and Beyond:
* Senior Steve Probst's 73-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest jaunt of his career. In the third quarter, he added his second longest career rush, scoring on a 61-yard run. He finished with a career-high 180 yards on 11 attempts.
* Anthony Baskerville entered the game averaging 5.33 catches per game, but he was held without a catch in the first half. He did make an incredible one-handed, diving grab for a long gain early in the game, but it was negated by a penalty. Baskerville did catch a 15-yard touchdown pass late in the game and finished with two catches for 24 yards.
* The home team has now won the last four games in the Governor's Cup. Despite the loss, Rhode Island still holds a 16-14 lead all-time in the Cup.
* Rhode Island committed a season-high five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumbles). The Rams had turned the ball over just five times in their first three games combined.
Rhode Island hosts Old Dominion in CAA action Saturday, Oct. 8. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Visit ExperienceRhody.com for ticket information.
1st 10:51 URI - Probst 71 yd run (Feinstein kick) 6 plays, 90 yards, TOP 1:39, URI 7 - BROWN 0 07:14 BRWN -Kachmer 27 yd pass from Newhall-Caballe (Norocea kick) 10 plays, 80 yards, TOP 3:37, BROWN 7 - URI 7 2nd 13:48 BRWN - Tounkara-Kone 17 yd pass from Newhall-Caballe (Norocea kick) 5 plays, 45 yards, TOP 2:20, BROWN 14 - URI 7 10:17 BRWN - Newhall-Caballe 2 yd run (Norocea kick) 3 plays, 21 yards, TOP 1:13, BROWN 21 - URI 7 3rd 13:58 URI - Probst 61 yd run (Feinstein kick) 3 plays, 76 yards, TOP 1:02, BROWN 21 - URI 14 02:45 BRWN - Newhall-Caballe 2 yd run (Norocea kick) 11 plays, 76 yards, TOP 5:56, BROWN 28 - URI 14 4th 09:37 BRWN - Kachmer 2 yd run (Norocea kick) 5 plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:39, BROWN 35 - URI 14 02:17 URI - Baskerville 15 yd pass from Probst (Feinstein kick) 7 plays, 45 yards, TOP 2:17, BROWN 35 - URI 21