Scores

Final

Rhode Island 10

(1-2, 0-1 CAA)

Connecticut 52

(3-1, 1-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT

1 2 3 4 T
URI 7 0 0 310
CONN 14 10 14 1452

Top Performers

Passing: C. Endres (CONN) - 289 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Todman (CONN) - 15 CAR, 70 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Smith (CONN) - 8 REC, 82 YDS

UConn QB Endres paces romp of Rhode Island

Associated Press

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut 's Cody Endres, making a bid keep the starting quarterback job, threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskies beat Rhode Island 52-10 on Saturday.

Tailback Jordan Todman ran for 70 yards and three touchdowns, while Andre Dixon added 98 yards and caught a touchdown for UConn (3-1).

It was the 94th meeting between the New England rivals, and UConn now holds a 51-35-8 advantage.

Connecticut's defense held Rhode Island (1-2) to just 148 yards of offense, and 66 of that came on a first-quarter touchdown pass from Chris Paul-Etienne to Ty Bynum.

Endres, who started his second game in place of the injured Zach Frazer, completed nine of his first 10 passes, and 23 of 30 on the day. The sophomore threw his first career touchdown pass less than 2 minutes into the game, hitting Dixon out of the backfield for an 18-yard score.

UConn cornerback Robert McClain had two interceptions, both in the first half. His first led to a 37-yard touchdown drive that consisted of three handoffs to Todman, and a 3-yard run that gave the Huskies a 14-0 lead.

Rhode Island, which came into the game with a turnover ratio of plus-7, stayed in the game in early by forcing turnovers. UConn fumbled the ball seven times, losing three of them.

The Rams' touchdown came after linebacker Matt Hansen knocked the ball out of Endres' arm on the Rhode Island 31.

Four plays later, Paul-Etienne found Bynum down the right side. When UConn's Jerome Junior missed on a diving tackle attempt, Bynum sprinted into the end zone for a 66-yard score.

Rhode Island's only other score came on a late 28-yard field goal from Louis Feinstein.

UConn used a 12-play, 60-yard drive in the third quarter to make it 31-7, after Todman ran it in from 2-yards out.

The Huskies put the game out of reach on their next possession on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Endres to freshman Mike Lang.

Running back Robbie Frey added two late touchdown runs, including a 54-yarder that gave UConn it's final points with just over 2 minutes left.

The Huskies are 8-0 against teams from the Football Championship Subdivision since moving into the Bowl Subdivision in 2003.

The game was the 122nd for UConn coach Randy Edsall, a new school record.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
URI
CONN
1st Downs525
Total Yards148488
Passing119289
Rushing29199
Penalties2-152-21
3rd Down Conversions1-157-13
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers33
Possession30:3429:26

Passing Leaders

Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Paul-Etienne12/191085.712
ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Endres23/302899.620

Rushing Leaders

Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ferrer9212.3011
Lawrence6122.005
ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon17985.8019
Todman15704.7326

Receiving Leaders

Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bynum36622.0166
Leonard4215.307
ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith88210.3017
Lang25829.0150

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERURICONN
TD13:02Andre Dixon 18 Yd Pass From Cody Endres (Dave Teggart Kick) 07
TD09:23Jordan Todman 3 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 014
TD04:18Tyquan Bynum 66 Yd Pass From Chris Paul-Etienne (Louis Feinstein Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERURICONN
TD13:15Jordan Todman 8 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 721
FG00:30Dave Teggart 19 Yd 724
THIRD QUARTERURICONN
TD04:02Jordan Todman 2 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 731
TD01:56Mike Lang 50 Yd Pass From Cody Endres (Dave Teggart Kick) 738
FOURTH QUARTERURICONN
TD07:46Robbie Frey 13 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 745
FG02:42Louis Feinstein 28 Yd 1045
TD02:20Robbie Frey 54 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 1052