PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- John Spooney ran for two touchdowns and Brown handled Rhode Island 31-14 in the 98th battle for the Governor's Cup on Saturday night.
Brown (2-1) earned its third-straight win against the Rams (2-4), who played their 1,000th game in program history.
After adding a second-quarter field goal, the Bears capped an 83-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run from Spooney to take a 17-7 halftime lead.
Brown added two more second-half touchdowns and Emory Polley intercepted Bentsen twice in the third quarter to help the Bears pull away.
Bentsen accounted for both of Rhode Island's scores, adding a rushing touchdown with 20 seconds left in the game.
Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright's left knee injury is not season-ending, according to an MRI Wright had after Thursday night's opening win over UTSA, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Syracuse starting quarterback Terrel Hunt left the Orange's season opener against Rhode Island with a lower right leg injury and won't return.
The Mountain West told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that officials correctly ruled the final play that kept Colorado from getting a potential game-tying touchdown against Hawaii before time expired.
ESPN 300 running back Elijah Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, has decided to stay home and attend Georgia, he announced Friday.
Miami reserve linebacker Al-Quadin Muhammad has been suspended for the season opener against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday for a violation of team rules, a source confirmed to ESPN.com
All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart have been suspended for Baylor's season opener Friday against SMU for a violation of team rules, a school spokesman told ESPN.com.