Brown 21

(1-2, 0-1 away)

Rhode Island 28

(2-2, 2-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 30, 2006

Meade Stadium, Kingston, RI

1 2 3 4 T
BROWN 0 7 7 721
URI 7 21 0 028

Top Performers

Passing: J. Digiacomo (BROWN) - 244 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Casey (URI) - 25 CAR, 140 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: P. Raymond (BROWN) - 4 REC, 90 YDS, 2 TD

Rhode Island 28, Brown 21

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Joe Casey ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday as Rhode Island beat Brown 28-21 to win the Governor's Cup that goes to the winner of the annual game between the Ocean State rivals.

The Rams (2-2) won the game for the first time since 2003, but the Bears still have a 66-23-2 lead in the series that dates to 1909.

Casey scored on runs of 1 and 34 yards in the first half as Rhode Island took a 28-7 halftime lead.

His 34-yard burst up the middle with 9:08 to play in the second quarter gave Rhode Island a 21-0 lead.

Quarterback Derek Cassidy threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Leonard and scored on a 12-yard run with 35 seconds to play in the first half.

Brown (1-2) scored on Matt Nuzzo's 1-yard sneak in the first half.

Joe DiGiacomo, who finished 17-for-34 for 244 yards, almost led the Bears back in the second half, throwing touchdown passes of 11 and 61 yards to Paul Raymond. Raymond finished with four receptions for 90 yards.

Raquan Pride had two interceptions for the Rams.