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Massachusetts beats Rhode Island 30-10

Sep 20, 2009 - 12:03 AM AMHERST, Mass.(AP) -- Kyle Havens threw for two first-half touchdowns, and Massachusetts defeated Rhode Island 30-10 on Saturday.

Havens, who averaged 11 yards a pass, was 22-of-30 for 329 yards.

After scoring passes of 4 and 5 yards, and a 3-yard TD rush by Tony Nelson, the Minutemen (2-1) led 21-0 at halftime in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Nelson rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries for Massachusetts. Victor Cruz added 96 yards and a touchdown on six catches for the Minutemen.

Massachusetts had 491 total yards of offense and held Rhode Island to 25 rushing yards.

Chris Paul-Etienne was 20-of-39 for 198 yards and an interception for the Rams (1-1).