PREVIEW: Football will host Colgate in Saturday’s home opener


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Saturday’s pageant marks Military Appreciation Day, 1982 Team Homecoming



ORONO, Maine — Maine returns home to Alfond Stadium to host Colgate in Saturday’s home opener, presented by Pepsi, for the Black Bears at 1 pm Tickets are still available and can be purchased at GoBlackBears. com/tickets or by calling the UMaine Athletics Box Office at 207.581.BEAR.

Saturday’s game will be broadcast live via video on FloFootball. The game can also be heard worldwide on the Black Bear Sports Network and locally in Maine at 103.9 FM, 101.3 FM, 95.1 FM, 100.5 FM, 1450 AM, 1310 AM.

Game promotions:

  • The Black Bears welcome all current and former military men and women and their families to Saturday’s Military Appreciation Game. As a thank you for your service, free tickets will be available to our service men and women for Saturday’s home opener. Military personnel and veterans with proper identification are asked to call the box office at 207-581-BEAR to reserve complimentary tickets for themselves and their immediate families. Tickets can also be picked up by visiting the UMaine Athletic Ticket Office, located in Alfond Arena.
  • UMaine welcomes members of the 1982 football team to campus for their 40th reunion. Members of the team will be recognized during the game for their outstanding season that saw them capture the Conference Co-Championship from the Yankees.
  • Prior to kickoff, the Black Bears will host the annual ‘Bear Run’ presented by Army ROTC. All freshmen will be officially welcomed to campus as they run across the football turf.

Tracking information:

All tailgating lots open three (3) hours prior to kickoff and close at kickoff. There is a no rental policy at Alfond Stadium. For more information on people tracking rules, regulations and guidelines, click here.









University of Maine (0-1, 0-0 CAA) vs. Colgate (0-1, 0-0 Patriot)
Date and Time Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. | Tickets | Tracking information
Event Alfonso Stadium (10,000) | Orono, Maine
Clock Webcast: FloFootball
Listen 103.9FM, 101.3FM, 95.1FM, 100.5FM, 1450AM, 1310AM | GoBlackBears.com | Tune in
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game notes Maine | Colgate
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  • Maine will host Colgate in the Black Bears’ first home game of 2022 and the fifth career meeting between the two programs. Maine has won four of its last five home games.
  • Maine comes into action 2-2 all-time against Colgate after winning the previous two meetings. The Black Bears defeated Colgate, 35-21, in the last meeting in 2019 at Colgate and also defeated the Raiders in a 2001 meeting, 34-10. The 2001 meeting was the only previous time the two programs had met at the Alfond Stadium. Colgate took the first two meetings of the series, winning the first game played against the two schools in 1916 and again scoring a win in a 1999 meeting. Maine is 16-19-1 all-time against teams from the Patriot League.
  • The Raiders began their season with a 41-10 loss at Stanford. Colgate’s only touchdown in the loss came on a fumble recovery in the end zone by Asauni Allen. Colgate returns with seven offensive starters and five on the defensive end of a 2021 team that went 5-6 overall but 5-1 in the Patriot League. Second-year quarterback Michael Brescia, the 2021 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, returns after rushing for 568 yards and nine touchdowns a year ago and going 50-for-88 for 614 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
  • The Black Bears opened their season with a 41-0 road loss to FBS opponent New Mexico. In the loss, Maine caught a pair of interceptions and has now recorded seven interceptions in his last four games since last season, and six in his last two. Kahzir ‘Buggs’ Brown has three interceptions in his last two games after notching one at New Mexico and two in the season finale at New Hampshire a year ago.
  • first year coach jordan stevens (Maine ’10) takes the field at his alma mater in his first home game in charge of the Black Bears. Maine returns with 14 starters (8 Off/7 Def) including quarterback jose fagnanomain corridor freddy brock (720 yards / 7 TDs), All-CAA tight end shawn archerand All-CAA Center miguel gerace. Maine also welcomes back four of its top six tacklers from a year ago, including the return leader. Adrian Otero (63 pounds). Fagnano enters the game ranked 11th on Maine’s all-time passing yards list (3,520) and has been extremely efficient with just seven interceptions in 435 career attempts by him.
















tale of the tape
Maine (CAA range) Category Colgate (Patriot rank)
0.0 (13) Points 10.0 (6)
118.0 (13) total offense 218.0 (6)
22.0 (12) Rushing Yards 159.0 (5)
96.0 (12) passing yards 59.0 (6)
0/0 Rushing TDs/Passing TDs 0/0
21:40 (13) offensive time of possession 32:06 (4)
41.0 (11) points allowed 41.0 (6)
437.0 (11) Total Defense 497.0 (7)
267.0 (13) Running Yards Allowed 169.0 (7)
170.0 (4) Passing Yards Allowed 328.0 (7)
4/2 Rushing/passing touchdowns allowed 3/3
7.7 (13) 3rd-down conversions 25.0 (6)
75.0 (13) 3rd-down conversion defense 44.4 (4)
+0.0 (7) billing margin +2 (1)

A victory in Maine would be…

…It will be Maine’s third win over Colgate (2-2).
…It will be Maine’s third straight victory over Colgate.
… It will be Maine’s 17th victory over the Patriot League (16-19-1).
…Being Maine’s fourth home win in the last five years.
… It will be Coach Stevens’ first win as head coach.
… To be FCS’s sixth straight non-conference home win for Maine.

-UMaine-

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