Scores

Final

Northeastern 26

(3-4, 2-2 null)

Maine 35

(4-3, 2-2 CAA)

2:00 PM ET, October 23, 2004

Alfond Stadium (ME), Orono, ME

1 2 3 4 T
NE 3 7 7 926
MAIN 7 7 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: R. Whitcomb (MAIN) - 173 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: K. Williams (MAIN) - 8 CAR, 36 YDS

Receiving: M. Thomas (NE) - 4 REC, 43 YDS

Maine 35, Northeastern 26

ORONO, Maine (AP) -- Ron Whitcomb passed for 173 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, and Maine turned a 17-14 third quarter deficit into a 35-26 win over Northeastern.

Whitcomb completed 18-26 passes and had touchdown strikes of 14 yards to Ivi Nwosu in the first quarter, 19 yards to Christian Pereira in the second and 33 yards to Pereira again in the third.

Maine (4-3, 2-2 Atlantic 10) scored three times in a span of less than five minutes in the third and fourth quarters after Northeastern (3-4, 2-2 Atlantic 10) had taken the lead early in the third.

Northeastern quarterback Shawn Bray threw for 353 yards and also ran for a pair of touchdowns, but he threw two costly interceptions, one that Maine's Manauris Arias returned 54 yards for a touchdown with 12:45 to go in the game to put the Black Bears on top 35-17.

Maine's Marcus Williams rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown. Northeastern's James West had 108 yards on the ground.

Huskies' kicker Miro Kesic kicked two field goals but also had two blocked by Maine's defense.

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