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Blue Defeats White 16-7 In Annual Rhode Island Spring Game
Sophomore linebacker Dave Zocco picked off a pair of passes and returned one for a touchdown as the Blue Team defeated the White Team 16-7 in the annual Blue-White Game at Meade Stadium.
In two career spring games, Zocco has picked off four passes and returned two to for touchdowns.
The New Hampshire native’s first interception came in the third quarter as he returned it 55 yards the other way for a touchdown, which gave the Blue Team a 10-7 lead. The second interception came in the fourth quarter and sealed the Blue’s victory.
Fellow sophomore Ali Muhammad also chipped in for the Blue Team defensively as he recorded a team-best three sacks and four tackles for loss.
Offensively for the Blue Team, sophomore quarterback Bob Bentsen led the way with 106 yards receiving and one touchdown pass.
The White Team scored on its opening drive of the game and took a 7-0 lead. Senior quarterback Steve Probst hit fellow senior Anthony Baskerville for a 10-yard touchdown pass, which concluded a six-play 65-yard drive.
Probst was a perfect 5-for-5 on the drive, completing passes to five different receivers. The drive was highlighted by a 29-yard completion to junior tight end Joe Migliarese.
Following the score, the Blue would hold the White scoreless for the remainder of the game. The Blue Team got on the board in the first quarter thanks to a 32-yard field goal by senior kicker Louis Feinstein.
The Blue took the lead for good in the third quarter following Zocco’s interception return for touchdown. In the fourth quarter, the Blue increased its lead to 16-7 following a 12 play, 68-yard drive capped by a 16-yard pass from Bensten to junior wide receiver Brandford Sowah.
Offensively for the White, Probst finished with a game-high 216 yards passing (21-of-37) and one touchdown through the air. Junior wide receiver Billy Morgan caught nine passes for a game-high 94 yards receiving.
The Rams open up their 2011 season on Sept 10 as they head to Syracuse to face the Orange.
By University of Rhode Island Sports Information