ELON, N.C. -- Harold Cooper ran for 155 yards and a touchdown to help Rhode Island beat Elon 44-14 on Saturday to stop a 23-game losing streak on the road.
This was the first meeting between the schools and both had been struggling. Rhode Island (2-8, 1-6 Colonial) had dropped four consecutive games and Elon (2-8, 1-6) has now lost six straight. The Rams had also lost 10 straight conference games.
Jordan Vazzano threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns as Rhode Island dominated the second half, 31-7.
Cooper, who had a 99-yard kick return two weeks ago, returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score in the final quarter. Cooper now has 1,204 career return yards.
Justin Rohrwasser totaled 14 points as he booted three field goals, the longest being 42 yards, and kicked five extra points.
Daniel Thompson led the Phoenix, passing for 193 yards and one touchdown.
Happy with how Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts have handled split quarterback duties this season, Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday that he plans to use both players for the remainder of the season.
Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.
|William & Mary||0-0||1-1|