ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine football team plays its home opener on Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Albany Great Danes. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 581-BEAR or toll-free (800) 756-TEAM.
The University of Maine football team (1-1) plays its home opener and final non-conference game of the season against the Albany Great Danes (2-1).
Maine is coming off a 51-7 win at Bryant.
Maine DB Kendall James returned an interception a school-record tying 100 yards for a score while DB Khari Al-Mateen returned an interception 77 yards for a score; the 177 return yards set a team record previously set of 160 yards in 1962 against Bowdoin.
The win gave Maine its fourth-straight over a non-conference regular season FCS opponent.
Albany is coming off a close 31-24 loss at #5 Youngstown State.
QB Will Flacchi went 23-35 for 228 yards and two TDs while WR Cole King made seven receptions for 115 yards and a score.
Last year in Albany, Maine jumped out to a 24-0 lead and took the contest 31-15.
Maine WR Maurice McDonald has 84 career catches and is 100 yards receiving shy of 1,000 for his career.
When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
Where: Orono, Maine
Stadium (Capacity): Alfond Stadium (10,000)
Kickoff: 6 p.m.
Series Record: Albany, 3-2
Current Winning Streak: Maine, 1
TOP 25 RANKINGS (FATHEAD.COM-SPORTS NETWORK/FCS COACHES)
Maine: Jack Cosgrove (Maine '78)
Career Record (Seasons): 107-113 (20th Season)
vs. Albany 2-2
Albany: Bob Ford (Springfield '59)
Career Record (Seasons): 256-178-1 (40th Season)
vs. Maine 3-2