It's the silver anniversary edition of Maine vs Richmond football - the 25th time the Bears and Spiders meet on the gridiron.

This year's meeting is at Alfond Stadium in Orono and Richmond will come to town as the nation's #8 ranked team.

The Spiders are getting a lot of notice after knocking off powerful Villanova last week. They came to Maine with a 4-1 CAA record, 7-2 overall.

Maine is 2-3 CAA, 3-5 overall.

Here are some of the stat lines...

-  Through the first 24 games, the Bears vs Spiders series is tied 12-12

-  The last time the Spiders came to Orono (in 2009), the Spiders were ranked #1 in the nation.

-  Richmond leads the CAA in passing offense (321 YPG). Maine's defense is second best in the CAA against the pass (161 YPG)

The CAA standings heading into the weekend....

School CAA Overall
New Hampshire 5-0 7-1
Richmond 4-1 7-2
Villanova 4-1 7-2
James Madison 3-2 6-3
Delaware 3-2 5-4
Stony Brook 3-2 4-5
UAlbany 2-3 6-3
William & Mary 2-3 5-4
Towson 2-3 4-5
Maine 2-3 3-5
Elon 0-5 1-8
Rhode Island 0-5 0-9