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
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.