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Lawson leads Rhode Island to 1st CAA win, beats Albany 31-14 (Oct 28, 2017)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) JaJuan Lawson threw for 123 yards and two touchdowns to help Rhode Island get its first Colonial Athletic Association win of the year, beating Albany 31-14 on Saturday afternoon.

Harold Cooper ran for 77 yards and two scores as Rhode Island rushed for a season-high 209 yards. Previous high was 148 yards in Rhode Island’s only other win this season, a 17-10 victory over Harvard.

The Rams (2-6, 1-4) had 332 total yards while limiting Albany (3-5, 1-4) to just 125 total yards.

The Rams held a 21-0 advantage at the break. The Great Danes, who dropped their fourth straight, closed to 24-14 after Karl Mofor scored from the 1 and Eli Mencer scooped up a fumble and ran it back 69 yards for a touchdown early in the final quarter.

Cooper scored from the 5 with 5:27 left to seal the win.

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