#6 Football Hosts Rhode Island on Senior Day at Alfond Stadium
ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine football team (9-1, 6-0 CAA) looks to remain perfect both at home and in the CAA as it welcomes Rhode Island (3-8, 2-5 CAA) to Alfond Stadium on Senior Day.
- A win for the Black Bears will lock up Maine's first ever Colonial Athletic Association title. Maine, who's win at Albany pushed it to 9-1 on the season gave the Black Bears their best start in school-history. Maine is looking to be the only team in CAA history to finish a season undefeated in conference play.
- Maine has won 11 straight FCS contests, dating back to a 51-7 win on Nov. 10, 2012 against Georgia State. The Black Bears are looking to remain undefeated at home, a year after going 2-4 at Alfond Stadium. Maine last started a season 5-0 at home in 2001.
- QB Marcus Wasilewski is having a histroic senior season. Wasilewski currently has 2,482 passing yards on the year; sixth best all-time. Wasilewski needs 641 yards to break Warren Smith's 3,122 yards (2011) mark for tops in a season all-time. Wasilewski is also seven passing TDs away from tying Mickey Fein's 27 TDs in a season mark, set in 1998. Wasilewski is currently seventh in all-time passing yards (4,857) and on pace to become just the seventh QB in history to surpass 5,000 yards.
- Wasilewski has now gone five straight games without throwing an interception. Since an interception at Richmond (Sept. 28), Wasilewski has gone 102-for-144 with 11 TDs and no interceptions.
- Maine redshirt freshman LB Chris Mulumba has won four CAA Rookie of the Week awards, including two-straight the past two weeks. Last weekend at Albany, Mulumba recorded 19-tackles, the highest single game tackle total in the league this year.
- Today's contest is the 92nd meeting between Maine and Rhode Island. The Black Bears hold the advantage 54-24-3 and have won six-straight and 11 of the last 12. Maine defeated URI 55-6 last season. The 55 points were the most scored against a conference opponent since defeating UNH 57-24 in 2001.
When: Saturday, Nov. 16
Where: Orono, Maine
Stadium (Capacity): Alfond Stadium (10,000)
Surface: Field Turf
Kickoff: 12:38 PM
Series Record: Maine leads 54-34-3
Current Series Winning Streak: Maine 6
TOP 25 RANKINGS (FATHEAD.COM-SPORTS NETWORK/FCS COACHES)
Rhode Island: --/--
Maine: Jack Cosgrove (Maine '78)
Career Record (Seasons): 120-119 (21st Season)
vs. Rhode Island: 13-6
Rhode Island: Joe Trainer (Dickinson '90)
Career Record (Seasons): 25-62 overall; 12-43 at Rhode Island
vs. Maine: 0-4
WVII/Fox 22/Fox College Sports
Talent: Dan Hannigan (pxp); Brian Sullivan (color); Brittany Devane (sideline)
The home games will be broadcast live on GoBlackBears.com (.) Click on the "Audio & Video" tab near the bottom of the home page for instructions on how to watch live over the internet.
The game will be broadcast throughout the state of Maine on the Black Bear Sports Network. Rich Kimball (play-by-play) and Bob Lucy (color) will handle the call of the game. Kimball and Lucy are in their 17th season of calling Black Bear football, and Saturday's game will be the 195th Black Bear football game for the duo.
Augusta WVQM-FM 101.3
Bangor WVOM-FM 103.9
Millinocket WSYY-AM 1240
Portland WLOB-AM 1310
Portland WRED-AM 1440
Rockland WVOM-AM 1450
The game can be heard live over the internet at www.GoBlackBears.com(.) Click on the "Audio & Video Tab" near the bottom of the home page to find a complete schedule of upcoming broadcasts for Black Bear football games. Live, in-game stats will also be provided at www.GoBlackBears.com(.)