(5-4, 2-3 away)
(4-5, 2-2 home)
2:00 PM ET, November 6, 2004
Alfond Stadium (ME), Orono, ME
Passing: A. Clarkson (HOF) - 408 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: T. Crenshaw (HOF) - 25 CAR, 93 YDS
Receiving: C. Sullivan (HOF) - 8 REC, 204 YDS, 1 TD
ORONO, Maine (AP) -- Anton Clarkson passed for 408 yards and two
touchdowns Saturday and also ran for the game-winning score in the
third quarter as Hofstra defeated Maine 31-20.
Wide receivers Charles Sullivan (8 catches-204 yards) and Devale
Ellis (8-92 yards) were Clarkson's favorite targets as the Black
Bears had no answer for the Pride passing game.
Hofstra (5-4, 3-3) took a 10-0 lead, but Maine (5-4, 2-4) fought
back with three touchdowns in the second, two coming off big
defensive plays, to take a 20-17 halftime lead.
Arel Gordon scored on a blocked punt return from two yards out
and a Jermaine Walker interception set up a 1-yard touchdown run by
Marcus Williams with just five seconds left in the half.
Williams also added a 14-yard score early in the second and
rushed for 73 yards, but came up 34 yards short in his bid to
become the Black Bears' all-time leading rusher.
Isaac Irby added a late touchdown for Hofstra in the fourth
quarter, his second of the game.