Maine scores late to top URI

Photo provided by the University of Rhode Island.
Photo provided by the University of Rhode Island.

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Josh Mack ran for 115 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown run, to help lead Maine to a 28-21 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.

Dan Collins threw for 147 yards and two scores for the Black Bears (4-3, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Both of Collins’ TD tosses went to Micah Wright, who finished with 97 yards.

Despite the close final score, Maine never trailed.

Mack went 65-yards on the opening drive for an early 7-0 Black Bears lead.

The Rams battled back, tying the score at 21-21 early in the fourth when Jordan Vazzano found Aaron Parker on a 65-yard touchdown strike. But two possessions later, Maine broke through with the game winner on a 43-yard throw-and-catch from Collins to Wright.

Rhode Island had a final chance to tie, but Vazzano’s Hail Mary was intercepted.

Vazzano finished with 347 yards and two TDs, but was picked off five times.

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