Well, this one went pretty much as expected. The Rhode Island Rams fell to 0-10 with a 41-10 (sounds like every Rhody football score this year) loss to the 17th-ranked Towson Tigers on Saturday. Rhody actually came out of the gate strong, scoring on their first drive and taking a 7-0 lead. Bob Bentsen put together a 9 play, 75 yard drive to open the game with the help of Jordan Sebastian, culminating with BB finding (who else?) Brandon Johnson-Farrell in the end zone for a 14-yard TD pass. Aaaaand everything pretty much went downhill from there.
Grant Enders and Towson struck back with a TD of their own (a 28-yard Enders pass to Cory Kirby) to tie the game at 7, which would be the score entering the second quarter. Enders added a second TD pass, this time to Gerrard Sheppard before Rhody tacked on a field goal to make it 13-10. From there, it was all Towson. They would go on to score 28 unanswered points as the Rhody offense went silent, losing yet another game on the road and extending the team’s road losing streak to 13 games.
Enders was unreal, collecting four touchdown passes and leading the Tigers to a jaw-dropping 8-12 third-down efficiency. Surprisingly, Rhody did accomplish one of our keys to the game – they shut down running back Terrance West. West finished with just 20 yards rushing on six carries. Not surprisingly, however, the Rams ran into another problem by the name of Dominique Booker. Booker rushed for a whopping 181 yards, 83 of them coming on a touchdown run early in the third quarter. He only carried the ball SEVEN TIMES, good for an insane 26 yards per carry average.
This leaves the Rams just one loss away from a winless season. They’ll have one last shot to pick up a W versus Maine on Saturday at Meade. Can they do it? Let us know your thoughts on their chances in the comments.