Ramon Jefferson's running and the UMaine defense proved to be the perfect 1-2 combo to get the Black Bears a crucial 35-28 at Towson Saturday evening.

The win keeps Maine in a two-way tie for the CAA lead at 5-1 (6-3 overall).

The Black Bears had a 28-10 lead in the 3rd quarter only to see the Tigers come back and score three times to tie the game at 28-28.

But Ramon Jefferson got the lead back for the Bears on a 6-yard TD run. It was his third TD of the game.

Towson wasn't done yet. The Tigers got the ball down inside the five-yard line in an attempt to tie the game again. But Maine's defense stopped the Tigers twice.

Jefferson led in rushing with 130 yards on 14 carries.

Chris Ferguson was 16-for-32, 233 yards, two TDs and one interception.

Towson quarterback Tom Flacco, brother of Ravens QB Joe Flacco, 21-for-36, 211 yards, two TDs and two interceptions. He also rushed for 101 yards.

The victory for the Bears keeps them tied with Delaware at 5-1 in conference play.

It's another road game next week as the Bears got to Richmond.