(1-1, 0-1 away)
(2-1, 2-0 home)
3:30 PM ET, September 19, 2009
Passing: K. Havens (UMASS) - 329 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: T. Nelson (UMASS) - 29 CAR, 158 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: V. Cruz (UMASS) - 6 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD
AMHERST, Mass. -- Kyle Havens threw for two first-half touchdowns, and Massachusetts defeated Rhode Island 30-10 on Saturday.
Havens, who averaged 11 yards a pass, was 22-of-30 for 329 yards.
After scoring passes of 4 and 5 yards, and a 3-yard TD rush by Tony Nelson, the Minutemen (2-1) led 21-0 at halftime in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Nelson rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries for Massachusetts. Victor Cruz added 96 yards and a touchdown on six catches for the Minutemen.
Massachusetts had 491 total yards of offense and held Rhode Island to 25 rushing yards.
Chris Paul-Etienne was 20-of-39 for 198 yards and an interception for the Rams (1-1).