UMaine football will play UConn in the season opener Thursday night without leading receiver Micah Wright and punter James DeMartini. Both have been suspended for violation of the student-athlete conduct code.

Wright, a sophomore, will sit two games for his violation. A year ago, he played in all 11 games, caught 61 passes for 818 yards and five TDs.

DeMartin, a senior, will sit one game. He averaged almost 41 yards per punt last season.

The Black Bears take on the UConn Huskies Thursday night at 7pm.