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LIVE UPDATES: It’s a final. UMaine football team beats archrival New Hampshire in season opener

File Photo | BDN
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Micah Wright of the University of Maine celebrates as he scores a touchdown against New Hampshire in 2016. The Black Bears and Wildcats meet for the 108th time on Friday night in Orono.

The University of Maine football team opened the 2018 season with a 35-7 Colonial Athletic Association victory over New Hampshire at Alfond Stadium.


Pete Warner
August 30, 201810:06 pm

UMaine closes out the opening-game win, beating rival New Hampshire 35-7


Pete Warner
August 30, 20189:58 pm

Joe Fitzpatrick hurdles a defender and takes it in for a 14-yard touchdown run. UMaine pushes the lead over UNH to 35-7 with 2:04 to play


Pete Warner
August 30, 20189:51 pm

New Hampshire punts the ball away. UMaine in Wildcats territory trying to close out the game with 7:01 to play


Pete Warner
August 30, 20189:45 pm

The Black Bears’ offense stalls out again and UNH takes over at its own 20 after another punt. 29-7 UMaine, 8:51 left


Pete Warner
August 30, 20189:38 pm

Deshawn Stevens recovers a muffed punt return and UMaine has the ball at midfield, still up 29-7, 10:14 to play


Pete Warner
August 30, 20189:34 pm

Carlos Washington sneaks behind the UMaine defense to catch a 62-yard touchdown pass from Christian Lupoli and New Hampshire cuts the deficit to 29-7 with 12:43 to play


Pete Warner
August 30, 20189:29 pm

Early in the fourth quarter, UMaine still leads New Hampshire 29-0


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20188:59 pm

Belcher tosses TD pass to Jaquan Blair off a reverse to extend UMaine lead to 29-0


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20188:23 pm

UMaine leads 22-0 at the half


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20188:22 pm

Ferguson tosses 11 yard TD pass to Earnest Edwards with 10 seconds left in half. Doak misses extra point. UMaine leads UNH 22-0


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20188:19 pm

Ramon Jefferson runs 49 yards with a draw down to UNH 11 yard line.

Maine takes final time out. UM at UNH 11


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20188:14 pm

North Yarmouth’s Joe Fitzpatrick gains 15 yards and valuable first down from his own one yard line. UMaine leads 16-0 with 1:12 left in half


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20188:01 pm

Earnest Edwards rattles off 16 yard TD run and Kenny Doak adds extra point. UMaine now up 16-0 over UNH with 6:14 to go in the half


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:54 pm

UNH QB Trevor Knight injured. Leaves field with shoulder in sling. Knight was preseason CAA Offensive Player of the Year choice.

High snap into end zone gives UMaine a safety and 9-0 lead


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:51 pm

UNH first down pass reception wiped out by holding penalty. UNH eventually forced to punt. 9:35 left in half, UMaine 7-0


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:43 pm

Micah Wright fumbles punt but UMaine recovers. UMaine first and 10 at its own 19 yard line. UMaine leads 7-0.


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:37 pm

Kenny Doak adds extra point. UMaine up 7-0 with 14:56 left in first half


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:36 pm

Ferguson throws six-yard TD pass to Micah Wright.


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:33 pm

UMaine moves to UNH one but offsides pushes it back to 6.

Ferguson is 10 for 11 for 89 yards for Black Bears


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:32 pm

UMaine has moved from its 12 to the UNH 29 46 with four first downs


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:22 pm

Sterling Sheffield sacks Knight for another 10-yard loss. two sacks for Sheffield 9 minutes into the season


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20187:20 pm

UNH converts on third and 10. Moves into UMaine territory


Pete Warner
August 30, 20187:11 pm

Black Bears take over at their own 38 after the punt. 12:17 left first quarter


Pete Warner
August 30, 20187:11 pm

Sterling Sheffield’s sack ends the first UNH drive at its own 18


Pete Warner
August 30, 20187:10 pm

UMaine wins the toss, elects to defer to the second half


Larry Mahoney
August 30, 20183:52 pm

UMaine-UNH prepping for tonight’s 7 p.m. kickoff. Next year’s game and future contests between the two archrivals will be in their season finales 


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