SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Bryant sophomore running back Jordan Brown ran for three touchdowns and ran for 122 yards as the Bulldogs held on to win their season opener against Fordham 44-30 on Saturday.
Bryant led 29-9 at halftime, but the Rams pulled to within six points after quarterback Blake Wayne scored on a 4-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.
With 12:49 remaining in the game and the Bulldogs clinging to a 36-30 lead, Brown scored on a 62-yard run to put the game out of reach.
Fordham racked up more than 500 yards of total offense, but the Rams defense allowed 228 yards on the ground and a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown by Bryant running back Isaac Whitworth.
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