Scores

Final

Northeastern 33

(3-8, 3-5 null)

Rhode Island 27

(1-10, 0-8 CAA)

12:30 PM ET, November 21, 2009

Meade Stadium, Kingston, RI

1 2 3 4 T
NE 10 7 13 333
URI 0 7 13 727

Top Performers

Passing: C. Paul-Etienne (URI) - 191 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Griffin (NE) - 28 CAR, 154 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Leonard (URI) - 5 REC, 163 YDS, 3 TD

Northeastern 33, Rhode Island 27

Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. -- John Griffin rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns to lead Northeastern to a 33-27 victory over Rhode Island in the season finale for both teams.

Griffin scored on runs of 18 and 10 yards and caught three passes for 29 yards as the Huskies (3-8, 3-5 Colonial Athletic Conference) won their final two games.

Northeastern built a 20-7 lead on Griffin's 10-yard run, Matt Carroll's 15-yard run and two field goals from Mat Johnson.

Rhode Island (1-10, 0-8) stayed close on Anthony Ferrer's 2-yard run and Chris Paul-Etienne's 55-yard pass to Shawn Leonard, but Griffin scored again for a 30-20 lead with 48 seconds left in the third quarter.

Johnson kicked two 42-yard field goals, a 29-yarder and a 22-yarder.

Paul-Etienne was 8-for-16 for 191 yards and three touchdowns, all to Leonard, who caught five passes for 163 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
URI
1st Downs2115
Total Yards342338
Passing133191
Rushing209147
Penalties5-563-24
3rd Down Conversions6-132-8
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers22
Possession36:0024:00

Passing Leaders

NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carroll9/12736.100
Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Paul-Etienne8/1619111.931

Rushing Leaders

NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Griffin281545.5222
Carroll17442.6121
Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence7679.6020
Ferrer15624.1116

Receiving Leaders

NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Conway24321.5035
Ravipati13333.0033
Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard516332.6355
Bynum11717.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEURI
TD08:48John Griffin 10 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 70
FG02:20Mat Johnson 29 Yd 100
SECOND QUARTERNEURI
TD10:24Shawn Leonard 28 Yd Pass From Chris Paul-Etienne (Louis Feinstein Kick) 107
TD05:17Matt Carroll 15 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 177
THIRD QUARTERNEURI
FG10:46Mat Johnson 42 Yd 207
TD06:45Anthony Ferrer 2 Yd Run (Louis Feinstein Kick) 2014
FG02:23Mat Johnson 42 Yd 2314
TD01:46Shawn Leonard 55 Yd Pass From Chris Paul-Etienne (Pat Failed) 2320
TD00:48John Griffin 18 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 3020
FOURTH QUARTERNEURI
FG03:54Mat Johnson 22 Yd 3320
TD02:19Shawn Leonard 31 Yd Pass From Chris Paul-Etienne (Louis Feinstein Kick) 3327