Football Top-10 Moments: 3 and 2
ORONO, Maine – In celebration of the program's 1,000th game against Boston College on Sept. 8, University of Maine football fans have voted on the top-10 moments in school history. Below are moments 3 and 2. The top moment will be announced on the Coach Cos Radio Show tonight live from the Sea Dog in Bangor.
3. The 'Helicopter' vs. JMU in 2011 – After scoring a Warren Smith to Justin Perillo touchdown in overtime to get within 24-23 against the Dukes, Maine lines up in a special formation. Chris Treister takes the snap, dives towards the end zone, gets hit by two James Madison defenders as he spins around like a helicopter, landing in the end zone to give Maine a 25-24 win at #6 James Madison. The play was #2 on ESPN's Top-10 List as well as a finalist for the GEICO College Football Play of the Year. The Black Bears catapult the win into a NCAA Final Eight appearance and #8 final National ranking.
2. Royston English vs. McNeese St. in 2001 – Black Bear great Royston English runs for 144 yards and a score as the Black Bears win an NCAA Playoff game for the first time with a 14-10 win at perennial FCS powerhouse McNeese St. in 2001.