Posted: Oct 03, 2018
- Saturday's game against Brown will be streamed for free on CAA.tv.
- The audio for the stream will be provided by WRIU, URI's student-run radio station.
- Rhody's longtime radio team of Steve McDonald and Terry Lynch will have the call on 920 AM/104.7 FM.
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.