ORONO, Maine (AP) -- David Ball had nine catches for 172 yards
and three touchdowns Saturday as New Hampshire built a 40-14
halftime lead and held on for a 50-36 win over Maine.
The Wildcats (9-2, 6-2 Atlantic 10) scored four times in the
first quarter, with the last two touchdowns coming on passes from
Ricky Santos to Ball. Santos completed 18 of 33 passes for 249
The Black Bears (5-6, 3-5 Atlantic 10) trailed by as many as 29
points in the third quarter but scored 22 straight points to pull
within 43-36 with 7:10 to go in the game.
Ron Whitcomb passed for a season high 422 yards and four
touchdowns for Maine, but he threw a late interception that set up
New Hampshires final touchdown, a 24-yard run from John McCoy to
ruin the Black Bears comeback bid.
Maine's Arel Gordon caught 9 passes for 157 yards and two
touchdowns. McCoy rushed for 129 yards for the Wildcats, which
outgained Maine 291-66 on the ground.
It was the final regular season game for both teams.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Appalachian State's board of trustees has approved a five-year contract for third-year football coach Scott Satterfield, who guided the Mountaineers through the transition from FCS to FBS.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.