URI Football Set to Host #1 James Madison, Try to Avenge 84-7 Loss Last Year
Saturday, November 04, 2017
James Madison has been the consensus number one team in the STATS FCS and the FCS Coaches Poll every week this season.
Saturday will be URI’s third game against top 25 team this season. They have lost 21 straight games against ranked opponents.
Game time is set for 12 p.m.
URI vs James Madison
Saturday’s game will be the 13th meeting between the two programs, with James Madison holding a 9-3 advantage.
The last meeting between the two teams was last season when the Dukes blew out URI 84-7.
The Dukes have won each of the last seven meetings.
The Rams offense enters the game averaging 23 points and 362 total yards per game so far this season.
They will be led by redshirt junior quarterback JaJuan Lawson. In his last three games, he has completed 57.7 percent of his pass attempts for 509 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions.
He has also led the team with 204 rushing yards.
Running back Harold Cooper will look to continue his momentum, having rushed 100 times for 456 yards and four touchdowns on the season.
Sophomore wide receiver Aaron Parker has caught seven touchdown passes this season, five of which have been for 25 yards or longer.
"Parker is the best of the bunch. He is only a sophomore, he has a lot of time to play for URI, he is an all-CAA player, one of the best receivers in the league right now," said URI Radio play-by-play man Steve McDonald.
Coming into the game, the URI defense has given up an average of 28 points and 404 total yards per game.
Last week against Albany, the Rams defense posted seven sacks, the most in a game by any URI team since 2005. Defensive tackle Brandon Gannett led the way with three sacks of his own.
URI was also stout in the run game, giving up -7 rushing yards to the Great Danes. The lowest rushing total by an opponent in over two decades.
Junior defensive back D.J. Stewart leads the Rams with 68 tackles on the season, while defensive end L.B. Mack III leads URI with 4.5 sacks.
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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