ORONO, Maine — Kasim Hill passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns — both to Kahtero Summers — and Rhode Island cruised to a 34-17 victory over Maine on Friday night, in a game that was moved up a day because of Hurricane Lee.
Hill completed 18 of 32 passes with one interception for the Rams (2-1, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association). Summers finished with six catches for 130 yards. Ja'Den McKenzie rushed 17 times for 121 yards with one touchdown. Ty Groff kicked field goals in the first and third quarters. Gabe Sloat had a 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter as the Rams outscored Maine 10-0 in the second half.
Tristen Kenan carried 18 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns for the Black Bears (0-3, 0-1). Kenan's scoring runs gave Maine leads of 7-0 in the first quarter and 14-10 in the second. Cody Williams kicked a 37-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to get the Black Bears within 24-17.
Summers' TD catches came in the second quarter, covering 35 and 37 yards to give Rhode Island a 17-14 lead. McKenzie scored on a 17-yard run to push the lead to 24-14.
Rhode Island finished with 440 yards of offense, while holding the Black Bears to 271.