Krohn completed 15-of-24 passes for 219 yards for playoff-bound
Massachusetts (10-2, 8-1 Atlantic 10). Peebler caught five passes
for 65 yards.
Rhode Island, which lost six of its last seven games, ended 4-8
overall and 3-6 in the conference.
Massachusetts led 31-14 at halftime, but never scored again. The
only points in the second half came on a 33-yard field goal by
Rhode Island's Shane Laisle early in the third quarter.
Massachusetts took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a 5-yard
run by Steve Baylark, and a 28-yard scoring pass from Krohn to
Peebler. Rhode Island bounced back with a 93-yard drive capped by
Calvin Poole's 9-yard run.
Massachusetts put the game away before halftime after Rich
Demers scored on a 30-yard scoring run, Michael Torres hit a
26-yard field goal and Peebler caught a 10-yard touchdown
Rhode Island finished with 345 yards rushing to set an Atlantic
10 single season rushing record with 3,971 yards.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.
The woman who accused former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu of raping her in 2013 has hired a Title IX law firm to represent her in potential civil litigation.
Arkansas tight end C.J. O'Grady has been arrested by Fayetteville police and charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol.