Rhode Island College Football Preview

Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

All three local football teams are home for the final time this season, senior day's all around. The Bulldogs look to get an at large bid into the NCAA tournament while Brown and URI will look to end their seasons on a good note. Here is this weeks Rhode Island College Football preview. 

Wagner vs Bryant, Saturday, November 22, 12 p.m.

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The Bryant Bulldogs (8-2, 4-1 NEC) lost a heartbreaker last week on the road against Sacred Heart, 14-7, ending their hopes of winning the NEC Regular season title outright. This week, the Bulldogs return home to face (6-4, 4-1 NEC) Wagner in the final game of the season with still a chance to clinch a share of the regular season title and a chance to get themselves an at large bid in the NCAA tournament. 

The Seahawks come in having won two games in a row and five of their last six. They will look to end the season by dashing Bryant's hopes of an NCAA tournament berth. 

For Wagner, Chris Andrews is their quarterback and is coming off a game where he completed nine of his 14 passes and ran eight times for 61 yards. Otis Wright is the hawks top running back followed closely by Matthias McKinnon. In Wagner's last game, they combined for 36 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns. 

For the Bulldogs sophomore quarterback Dalton Easton has thrown 17 touchdown passes on the year and has rushed for one other. In the final home game of the season, Easton and the Bulldogs will look to send the seniors off in style and with a win. 

Bryant will honor their senior class just before the noon kickoff time. 

Click here for tickets to the final home game of the season for Bryant.

Columbia vs Brown, Saturday, November 22, 12:30 p.m.

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The Brown Bears (4-5, 2-4 Ivy) return home to close out their season against the (0-9, 0-6 Ivy) Columbia Lions on Saturday afternoon at Brown Stadium. 

Prior to the game, the Bears will honor their 30 seniors who in their four years have put together a record of 24-15 and have had winning seasons in each of the last three years, this year they will look to finish .500. If they were to win, that would mean that they have gone eight straight years with a .500 record or better.

Brown senior quarterback Marcus Fuller has a chance to move into the Brown top 10 of all time as far as passing yards in a single season. He currently sits at 11th, just 50 yards away from passing Kyle Slager (2003) for 10th all time. 

This is the 79th all time meeting between Brown and Columbia, the Bears hold a 50-26-2 record against the Lions. 

For tickets to the final Brown home game of the season, click here. 

Towson vs URI, Saturday, November 22, 12:30 p.m.

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The University of Rhode Island Rams (0-11) close out their season on Saturday afternoon as they host (4-7, 2-5 CAA) Towson University on Saturday afternoon. 

Prior to the game, the Rams will honor their 17 senior's who will play their final home game of their career's as a URI Rams.

URI is looking to close out the season with their first and only win of the season and to do it they will need to beat Towson for the first time since 2010. 

In fact, the Rams will be looking for their first home victory against the Tigers in 22 years. The last time the Rams got a victory against Towson was in September of 1992 when URI won 36-19. 

One storyline to watch for in this game is senior Andrew Bose needs 16 tackles to get to 300 career tackles. If he is able to get it on Saturday, he will be only the seventh player in school history to do so. 

For tickets to URI's final home game, click here. 

 

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