Hofstra 31

(5-4, 2-3 away)

Maine 20

(4-5, 2-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 6, 2004

Alfond Stadium (ME), Orono, ME

1 2 3 4 T
HOF 0 17 0 1431
MAIN 0 20 0 020

Top Performers

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

Hofstra 31, Maine 20

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.