ORONO — Micah Wright grabbed seven passes for 139 yards and a touchdown to give Maine its first win of the season, a 27-17 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday.

Maine (1-2, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) rolled up 472 total yards while holding Rhode Island (0-4, 0-2) to a minus 8 yards rushing and 232 total yards.

Ricard Patrick and Michael Kozlako led the Maine defense with nine and seven tackles respectively and a sack apiece.

Nigel Beckford rushed 17 times for 91 yards for the Black Bears.

Wright hauled in a 51-yard scoring strike with 1:09 left in the first quarter to give Maine a 7-3 lead. Beckford added a 21-yard rushing touchdown and Sean Decloux kicked a 43-yard field goal for a 17-3 advantage at the break.

Rhode Island’s Paul Mroz threw for 234 yards but had two interceptions, both by Sherro Baltimo.

AMHERST 37, BATES 14: Shaun Carroll scored on an 80-yard run on Bates’ first offensive play, but Amherst answered with 28 straight points in a season-opening win in Lewiston.

Carroll, a graduate of Lawrence High School, finished with 107 yards on 13 carries for Bates (0-1, 0-1 New England Small College Athletic Conference), while quarterback Patrick Dugan was 11-for-16 with 117 yards passing.

Seven players combined for 270 yards rushing for Amherst (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC), led by Kenny Adinkra (20 carries, 104 yards).

Quarterback Reece Foy completed 22-of-33 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown.

M.I.T. 51, MAINE MARITIME 26: Adis Ojeda rushed 22 times for 262 yards and three touchdowns as the Engineers (1-3, 1-0 New England Football Conference) rolled by the Mariners (1-2, 0-1) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

James Ferrar led Maine Maritime (1-2, 0-1 NEFC) with 144 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while quarterback Michael Fahey was 12-for-25 for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Fairfield’s Josh Doolan had a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

John King and Danny Callahan combined to pass for 300 yards and four touchdowns for M.I.T.

WILLIAMS 27, BOWDOIN 7: Austin Lommen was 20-for-30 with 288 yards passing and a pair of touchdown passes as the Ephs downed the Polar Bears in the opener for both teams in Brunswick.

Connor Harris opened the scoring for Williams (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC) with a 10-yard run to cap an 11-play, 76-yard drive in the first quarter. Lommen then connected with Adam Regensburg on a 21-yard strike to end an 11-play, 93-yard drive on the first play of the second quarter. Greg Plumb caught Lommen’s second touchdown pass, which came in the third quarter.

The Ephs defense held the Bowdoin to only 52 yards rushing and 288 yards of total offense. Tim Drakeley was 21-for-39 with 248 yards passing and a touchdown for Bowdoin (1-0, 1-0 NESCAC).

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