ORONO, Maine – Pushaun Brown (North Brunswick, N.J.) rushed for 193 yards and three scores to lead the University of Maine football team to a 31-17 win over #5 Delaware on Saturday night at Alfond Stadium. Maine is now 3-1 overall and 1-0 in CAA play while Delaware falls to 3-2 and 1-1 in league play.
Maine got on the board first as Brown completed a seven play, 89-yard drive with a 26-yard touchdown run.
The Blue Hens responded with a Tim Donnelly 16-yard touchdown pass and Sean Baner 46-yard field goal to take a 10-7 lead into halftime.
The Blue Hens would not go away as Andrew Pierce notched a 13-yard touchdown run with 3:40 left in the third.
It was all Black Bears after that.
Smith found an open Derek Session (Baltimore, Md.) for a 56-yard gain on the last play of the third quarter and Brown would run it in from 18 yards to give Maine the lead it would not relinquish.
With the Blue Hens trying to take back the lead, Vinson Givans (Cambridge, Mass.) would intercept Donnelly's pass at the Maine 25-yardline. Brown would take the next handoff 70-yards to the Delaware five and punch it in two plays later to give Maine a 28-17 lead.
Smith completed 18-of-27 passes for 264 yards and a score while Session caught four balls for a game-high 111 yards receiving.
Pierce had 120 yards rushing to lead Delaware.
Maine return to action next Saturday at James Madison live on Comcast SportsNet. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m.