ORONO, Maine (AP) — Quarterback Matt Brescia ran for three touchdowns, including a 68-yard score in the fourth quarter, and Colgate defeated Maine 21-18 on Saturday.
After Maine (0-2) scored early in the fourth quarter to close within 14-10, the Black Bears went three-and-out on their next two possessions. Brescia’s 68-yard touchdown run then gave Colgate (1-1) an important two-score lead at 21-10.
Maine responded, a 75-yard drive culminating with a 7-yard pass from Joe Fagnano to Montigo Moss. Fagnano’s 2-point conversion pass to Zavier Scott made the score 21-18 with 4:02 remaining.
Maine forced a three-and-out then had 2:15 remaining to tie the score or take the lead. The Black Bears drove to the Colgate 29-yard line but Cole Baker missed a 47-yard field goal try with 30 seconds remaining.
Brescia had 15 carries for 87 yards rushing but was just 4-of-11 passing for 28 yards.
Fagnano completed 25 of 39 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown.
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