(2-4, 1-3 away)
(2-1, 2-0 home)
6:00 PM ET, October 5, 2013
Brown Stadium, Providence, RI
Passing: P. Donnelly (BROWN) - 220 YDS
Rushing: J. Spooney (BROWN) - 8 CAR, 86 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: T. Lundevall (BROWN) - 10 REC, 85 YDS
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- John Spooney ran for two touchdowns and Brown handled Rhode Island 31-14 in the 98th battle for the Governor's Cup on Saturday night.
Brown (2-1) earned its third-straight win against the Rams (2-4), who played their 1,000th game in program history.
Spooney took the first play from scrimmage 73 yards for a touchdown, but Bob Bentsen found Robbie Jackson with a 17-yard pass to tie the game at 7-7 late in the first quarter.
After adding a second-quarter field goal, the Bears capped an 83-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run from Spooney to take a 17-7 halftime lead.
Brown added two more second-half touchdowns and Emory Polley intercepted Bentsen twice in the third quarter to help the Bears pull away.
Bentsen accounted for both of Rhode Island's scores, adding a rushing touchdown with 20 seconds left in the game.