BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) -- James West rushed for 115 yards and
Shawn Brady threw for 199 yards as Northeastern forced six Rhode
Island fumbles to defeat the Rams 42-14 in the Atlantic 10
Conference finale for both teams Saturday.
West carried 15 times for two touchdowns and also caught a pair
of passes for a total 100 yards. Brady, a senior, finished his
collegiate career with 12 completions on 23 passes with no
interceptions to lead the Huskies (5-6, 4-4).
The Rams (4-7, 2-6) were led by Jason Davis, who completed eight
of 14 passes for 121 yards and one interception. Jason Ham finished
with 72 rushing yards on 18 carries for Rhode Island, which opened
scoring in the first quarter on Davis' 1-yard run to cap a
five-play, 45-yard drive. Davis returned to the lineup after
missing two and a half games with an ankle injury.
Northeastern tied the score late in the first quarter when Gavin
Potter recovered a Rams fumble and ran 19 yards for a touchdown.
Northeastern took the lead for good in the second quarter on
Brady's 5-yard touchdown pass to Shane Hopkins.
In the third quarter, Northeastern put the game out of reach
with four unanswered touchdowns, including Marc Thomas' 93-yard