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UAlbany football falls short against Maine

UAlbany Sports Information   10-21-2017

Score: Maine 12, UAlbany 10

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.

Key stats

  • 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.

Eli Mencer and Jamal Robinson led the UAlbany defense with 12 tackles each. Robinson also intercepted a pass.

Up next

The Great Danes are back at Casey Stadium on Saturday to face Rhode Island at 1 p.m.


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