UAlbany Football Loses Third Straight, Falls to Maine 12-10

October 22, 2017 08:48 AM

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.


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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.


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


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