ORONO, Maine (AP) -- Ryan Callahan had two touchdowns and 130
receiving yards to lead Maine to a 20-7 win over Villanova on
Maine quarterback Ron Whitcomb connected with Callahan for an
80-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Whitcomb
completed 19 of 29 passes for 209 yards and the score.
Villanova (2-4, 1-2 Atlantic 10) was held to minus-24 yards
rushing as Maine (4-2, 3-0) held a 337-170 edge in total offense.
Maine led 13-0 at halftime after second quarter Devin McNeill
field goals of 24 and 36 yards.
Callahan took an option up the middle for a 49-yard touchdown in
the third to put the Black Bears ahead 20-0.
Wildcats quarterback Marvin Burroughs' 8-yard touchdown run with
9:05 remaining drew Villanova within two scores, but Maine
recovered a fumble and intercepted Burroughs on Villanova's next
two possessions to seal its third straight conference win.
Maine has outscored its opponents 82-19 at home this season.
Burroughs finished the day 24 of 36 for 209 yards.
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Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
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