Scores

Final/OT

Massachusetts 6

(7-2, 5-1 MAC)

Rhode Island 12

(2-7, 1-5 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Meade Stadium, KINGSTON, RI

1 2 3 4 OT T
MASS 2 0 2 2 06
URI 3 3 0 0 612

Top Performers

Passing: D. Stefkovich (URI) - 62 YDS

Rushing: J. Hughes (URI) - 29 CAR, 93 YDS

Receiving: J. Hughes (URI) - 2 REC, 36 YDS

Rhode Island 12, Massachusetts 6, OT

Associated Press

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Quarterback D.J. Stefkovich scored on a 1-yard run in overtime to lead Rhode Island to a 12-6 upset win over Massachusetts in rainy and windy conditions on Saturday.

The Rams (2-7, 1-5 Colonial) held the Minutemen's offense, which had been averaging more than 33 points per game, scoreless as UMass scored its points on three safeties, tying their own single-game Championship Subdivision record set in 2005. UMass (7-2, 5-1) finished with just 139 yards of total offense and seven first downs.

Rhode Island limited UMass quarterback Liam Coen, who needed 99 yards to become the program's career passing leader, to 22 yards on 7 of 22 passing and two interceptions.

Rhode Island took a 6-2 lead into halftime on field goals of 23 and 26 yards by Brian Giannecchini.

The Minutemen tied the game at 6-6 when Kyle Harrington sacked Stefkovich in the end zone with 14:24 left in regulation.

In overtime, Stefkovich hit Jimmy Hughes with a 23-yard strike, then ran the ball three straight times.

Adrian Owen intercepted Coen on 4th-and-eight on the final play of overtime.

Hughes finished with 93 yards rushing on 19 carries while Matt Lawrence led UMass with 83 yards on the ground on 24 attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
URI
1st Downs710
Total Yards139171
Passing2262
Rushing117109
Penalties4-264-38
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers32
Possession27:1632:44

Passing Leaders

MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coen7/22221.002
Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stefkovich3/10626.200

Rushing Leaders

MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence24833.500
Nelson11433.900
Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hughes29933.200
Stefkovich14493.510

Receiving Leaders

MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Omar3165.300
Moore166.000
Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hughes23618.000
Chester12626.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMASSURI
FG13:33Bryan Giannecchini 26 Yd 03
SF01:54- Team Tackled By Keiron Brown In End Zone. 23
SECOND QUARTERMASSURI
FG01:10Bryan Giannecchini 23 Yd 26
THIRD QUARTERMASSURI
SF13:15- Team Tackled By Victor Cruz In End Zone. 46
FOURTH QUARTERMASSURI
SF14:24D.J. Stefkovich Tackled By Kyle C Harrington In End Zone. 66
OVERTIMEMASSURI
TDD.J. Stefkovich 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 612