URI gives up most points in school history, blown out by James Madison

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

KINGSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island allowed the most points in program history, losing 84-7 to No. 5/8 James Madison Saturday. The 77-point loss also matched the biggest deficit in league history.

James Madison (7-1, 5-0 CAA Football) matched its program record by scoring 28 points in the opening quarter. It was the second time this season – and in program history – the Dukes have scored 28 in the opening quarter. The Dukes never slowed up, scoring eight touchdowns in their first nine offensive possessions.

The Dukes scored the first 35 points of the game before Harold Cooper got Rhode Island on the board with a 99-yard kick return for a touchdown. After the kick hit the ground, Cooper picked the ball up, found a seam up the middle and broke outside down the right sideline and beat everyone to the end zone.