Bryant Rallies From Down 16 Points to Beat Merrimack 49-41
Sunday, September 03, 2017
"I'm disappointed in the execution of things at times, but there wasn't a minute where I was not proud of their effort. If this group of players continues to work, we'll iron out the efficiency. We'll put them in better positions. Once we did, it all came together," said Bryant head coach James Perry.
The Bulldogs have now beat Merrimack for the seventh straight season. They start the season 1-0.
Bryant Comes Back
Bryant trailed 28-12 with 7:57 left to play in the third quarter before rallying to score 30 straight points.
Bryant’s rally began with 1:49 left to play in the third quarter when Portsmouth’s Matt Sewall took a four-yard touchdown pass from Price Wilson to make the score 28-20 after Devin Ray converted a two-point conversion.
The Bulldogs then scored 29 points in the third quarter to get the win.
Receiver Jean Constant hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to cap off a 7 play, 82-yard drive and tie the score at 28 following a Devin Ray two point conversion.
The Bulldogs took the lead for the first time with 10:55 to play in the game when Wilson hit Tom Kennedy on a 57 yard touchdown pass to put the Bulldogs up 35-28 after Gavin Rowley kicked the extra point.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 42-28 after Isaac McCray ran 18 yards to the end zone and Rowley kicked the extra point.
After Merrimack made the score 42-35 with 5:28 left to play, Bryant’s Brenden Femiano gave Bryant some breathing room with a 40-yard touchdown run. Rowley kicked the extra point to put the Bulldogs up 49-35.
Merrimack would pull back within one score, 49-41, but the Bulldogs would hang on for the win.
Bryant returns to action on Saturday, September 9 when they visit Maine.
Kick off is set for 3:30 p.m.
Related Slideshow: RI Teams To Win National Championships
PC Basketball 1960-61 NIT
The Providence College Friars won the National Invitation Tournament(NIT) in 1961, defeating St. Louis 62-59 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
At this time, the NIT was considered to be the National Championship of College Basketball.
The Friars were led by Vinny Ernst and James Hadnot that season.
PC Women's Cross Country
The 1995 Providence Friars won the programs first NCAA title. On the way, PC won their first BIG EAST and ECAC Championships.
Head Coach Ray Treacy was named NCAA Division I Women's National Coach of the Year, BIG EAST Men's and Women's Coach of the Year, Rhode Island Words Unlimited Women's Coach of the Year and NCAA District I Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.
Brown Women's Crew '99
Brown women's crew won the first NCAA Division I Championship in Brown University History by defeating the University of Virginia by a three-second margin at lake Natoma in California.
Brown also won the Eastern Sprint Championship and the Ivy Championship, setting a new course record in the process.
Photo courtesy of Brownbears.com
Brown Women's Crew 2000
Brown repeated as national Champions in 2000, beating the University of Washington by 3.9 seconds four points.
In addition, Brown's varsity and second varsity won the Eastern Sprint Championship and the IVY league Championship.
Both teams went undefeated on the season.
URI Women's Sailing 2011
The URI Women won the programs first National Championship in small boat sailing in the 79 year history of the program and hoisted the Gerald C. Miller Memorial Trophy at the Sperry Top-Sider/Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s National Championship.
The Rams won the title as a club team and were one of two club teams competing for the title. The other club team was Western Washington, who finished 17.
Photo courtesy of uri.edu
PC Hockey 2015
The Providence College Friars won the 2015 NCAA Ice Hockey National Championship, defeating Boston University 4-3 at the TD Garden.
The Championship is the first in the program's history and only the third NCAA National Title in Providence College History.
PC goatender Jon Gillies was named Most Outstanding Player.
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