Scores

Final

Fordham 28

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Rhode Island 41

(1-0, 1-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Meade Stadium, Kingston, RI

1 2 3 4 T
FOR 0 7 7 1428
URI 17 17 7 041

Top Performers

Passing: J. Skelton (FOR) - 302 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Skelton (FOR) - 13 CAR, 54 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Caldwell (FOR) - 8 REC, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Rhode Island 41, Fordham 28

Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Quarterback Chris Paul-Etienne scored three touchdowns and had 245 yards of total offense to lead Rhode Island to a 41-28 win over Fordham on Saturday.

It was the Rams' first win over Fordham since 2005.

Rhode Island (1-0) raced to a 34-0 lead and held a 34-7 advantage at halftime. Paul-Etienne, a junior playing in his first game since transferring from Rutgers, threw two touchdowns to tight end David Wilson.

Paul-Etienne also scored on a 29-yard run in the second quarter. He led the Rams with 86 yards rushing and completed 13 of 19 passes for 164 yards.

John Skelton passed for 302 yards and a touchdown for Fordham (0-1). He also rushed for 54 yards and two touchdowns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FOR
URI
1st Downs2321
Total Yards424455
Passing302226
Rushing122229
Penalties6-308-72
3rd Down Conversions8-144-13
4th Down Conversions2-33-3
Turnovers50
Possession22:2637:34

Passing Leaders

FordhamC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Skelton28/423027.211
Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Paul-Etienne13/191648.620

Rushing Leaders

FordhamCARYDSAVGTDLG
Skelton13544.2217
Martin12473.9112
Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Paul-Etienne11817.4129
Ferrer16533.319

Receiving Leaders

FordhamRECYDSAVGTDLG
Caldwell810212.8123
Skelton79012.9045
Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bynum49924.8043
Johnson-Farrell35919.7040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFORURI
TD12:57Anthony Ferrer 1 Yd Run (Louis Feinstein Kick) 07
FG08:51Louis Feinstein 25 Yd 010
TD00:20David Wilson 3 Yd Pass From Chris Paul-Etienne (Louis Feinstein Kick) 017
SECOND QUARTERFORURI
TD14:47Chris Paul-Etienne 29 Yd Run (Louis Feinstein Kick) 024
TD09:48David Wilson 5 Yd Pass From Chris Paul-Etienne (Louis Feinstein Kick) 031
FG02:51Louis Feinstein 25 Yd 034
TD00:23John Skelton 3 Yd Run (Kevin Heinowitz Kick) 734
THIRD QUARTERFORURI
TD14:43Steve Weedon 15 Yd Fumble Return (Louis Feinstein Kick) 741
TD07:50John Skelton 1 Yd Run (Kevin Heinowitz Kick) 1441
FOURTH QUARTERFORURI
TD14:33Xavier Martin 6 Yd Run (Kevin Heinowitz Kick) 2141
TD09:34Jason Caldwell 9 Yd Pass From John Skelton (Kevin Heinowitz Kick) 2841