- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Tyler Harris threw for 235 yards and a touchdown as Rhode Island upset Harvard 17-10 on Saturday to grab its first win of the season and first victory over Harvard in five tries.

Rhode Island (1-2) won just four games in the past three seasons while Harvard lost only four over the same period.

The game was Harvard’s season opener.


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Aaron Parker caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown, a 51-yarder to stake the Rams to a 7-3 lead in the second quarter.

Rhode Island’s C.J. Carrick kicked a 21-yard field goal with 6:36 left in the half, but the Crimson tied the game on an 8-yard run by Aaron Shampklin on the next series.



Harris sneaked in from the one following a six-play, 69-yard drive for the final score with 1:46 left in the first half.

Charlie Booker III rushed for 139 yards to lead Harvard (0-1).

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