Records: UAlbany (3-4, 1-3 Colonial Athletic Association); Maine (3-4, 1-3)
Location: Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, N.Y.
Short story: Maine’s Brandon Briggs kicked a 37-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, and the Black Bears held off UAlbany, 12-10, on Saturday in front of 8,919 fans.
Great Danes freshman tailback Karl Mofor surpassed 100 yards rushing for the first time in his career, gaining 105 on 21 carries.
UAlbany’s three CAA losses have been by a combined 11 points.
Maine held UAlbany to just 1-for-12 on third-down conversions.
Head coach Greg Gattuso: “We’re losing very close games against good football teams. Now we’ve got to find a way to win them."
University at Albany defensive lineman Antoine White returned a fumble for a touchdown and tailback Karl Mofor ran for 105 yards, but Maine’s field goal early in the fourth quarter was the decisive score in the Black Bears’ 12-10 victory at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
Ethan Stark also booted a 36-yard field goal for the Great Danes (3-4, 1-3 Colonial Athletic Association), who were coming off a bye and playing in front of a Homecoming crowd of 8,919 fans.
Brandon Briggs kicked two 37-yard field goals for Maine (3-3, 2-3 CAA), and quarterback Chris Ferguson threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Micah Wright in the second quarter.
Josh Mack also gained 108 yards rushing for the Black Bears.
The Great Danes scored first with 3:38 to play in the first quarter. Eli Mencer forced a fumble at Maine’s 12-yard line, and the ball was scooped up by White, who ran 5 yards to the end zone.
But Maine went to halftime with a 9-7 lead after Briggs’ first field goal and Wright’s touchdown catch with 11:09 to play in the second quarter.
Stark’s field goal gave UAlbany back the lead, 10-9, with 2:08 left in the third quarter, but it lasted just 3 minutes, 6 seconds.