SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Quarterback D.J. Stefkovich scored on a 1-yard run in overtime to lead Rhode Island to a 12-6 upset win over Massachusetts in rainy and windy conditions on Saturday.
The Rams (2-7, 1-5 Colonial) held the Minutemen's offense, which had been averaging more than 33 points per game, scoreless as UMass scored its points on three safeties, tying their own single-game Championship Subdivision record set in 2005. UMass (7-2, 5-1) finished with just 139 yards of total offense and seven first downs.
Rhode Island limited UMass quarterback Liam Coen, who needed 99 yards to become the program's career passing leader, to 22 yards on 7 of 22 passing and two interceptions.
Rhode Island took a 6-2 lead into halftime on field goals of 23 and 26 yards by Brian Giannecchini.
The Minutemen tied the game at 6-6 when Kyle Harrington sacked Stefkovich in the end zone with 14:24 left in regulation.
In overtime, Stefkovich hit Jimmy Hughes with a 23-yard strike, then ran the ball three straight times.
Adrian Owen intercepted Coen on 4th-and-eight on the final play of overtime.
Hughes finished with 93 yards rushing on 19 carries while Matt Lawrence led UMass with 83 yards on the ground on 24 attempts.
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