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.
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Matt Johnson pass complete to Hunter Folkertsma for 3 yds for a TD
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