Dylan Smith kicked a pair of field goals as host Rhode Island ended a school-record-tying 15-game losing streak by beating Towson, 13-7, Saturday in the final game of the season for both teams.
Smith's fields goals from 44 and 41 yards were the first two of the season for Rhode Island (1-11, 1-7), which escaped finishing in the Colonial Athletic Association cellar thanks to James Madison's 59-27 win over Elon (1-11, 0-8).
Lyle McCombs rushed for a game-high 137 yards on 32 carries for his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game for the Rams, who presented first-year head coach Jim Fleming with his first victory.
Connor Frazier completed five of 14 passes for 60 yards and rushed for a team-high 68 yards on 17 carries for Towson (4-8, 2-6), which played in the Football Championship Subdivision title game last season.
Darius Victor rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers, who lost two fumbles in the second half and had two other drives stall at the Rhode Island 9- and 26-yard lines.
Rhode Island opened the scoring midway through the first quarter when freshman T.J. Anderson, who began the season at linebacker, tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Justin Favreau to cap a 12-play, 70-yard drive.
Towson came back to tie it on Victor's 6-yard run late in the second quarter, but Rhode Island took a 10-7 halftime lead when Smith connected on a 44-yard field goal on the final play of the half.
The Tigers drove to the Rhode Island 9-yard line midway through the third quarter, but Victor was thrown back for a 5-yard loss on fourth-and-3.
Frazier fumbled at the Rhode Island 20 later in the period and Victor was stopped for no gain on fourth-and-1 at the Rams' 26 early in the fourth quarter before Smith concluded the scoring with a 41-yard field goal.
Stevenson 29, Bethany 7: Trey Lee rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns as the host Mustangs (8-3) stomped past the Bison (6-5) in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southeast Bowl.
Quarterback Jeff Farrah completed 14 of 23 passes for 233 yards for Stevenson, which was making its first postseason appearance.
Salisbury 48, Albright 27: Connor Canonico and Jerome Johnson combined to rush for 257 yards and four touchdowns as the host Sea Gulls (7-4) beat the Lions (6-5) in the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl.