SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Quarterback Jayson Davis ran for
three touchdowns and passed for two, leading Rhode Island past
William & Mary 48-29 on Saturday.
Rhode Island (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic 10), trailing 14-0 late in the
first quarter, scored three unanswered touchdowns to take the lead
Davis hit Keith Brown with a 43-yard pass with 3:43 remaining in
the first quarter for the Rams' first score. Davis then scored
twice within the first three minutes of the second quarter, on runs
of 13 and 10 yards.
William & Mary (1-2, 0-1) pulled within 21-20 at halftime when
Greg Kuehn kicked field goals of 50 and 35 yards.
But Joe Casey scored on a 21-yard run and Kyle Edwards caught a
41-yard touchdown pass from Davis as the Rams pulled to a
commanding 34-23 lead after three quarters. Casey led the Rams with
144 yards rushing.
Davis ran for a 2-yard score in the fourth quarter to make it
William & Mary jumped to a 14-0 lead on Elijah Brooks' 6-yard
run at 11:40 and a 49-yard touchdown pass from Mike Potts to Joe
Nicholas with 5:33 to go in the first quarter.
Rhode Island compiled 578 yards of total offense.