University of Maine running back Earnest Edwards was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week after his performance versus Albany this past weekend.

Edwards contributed 192 total yards of offense for the Black Bears in the 20-16 victory on Homecoming Weekend.  The freshman had 79 receiving yards on four catches, rushed for 30 yards, and also added an 83-yard kickoff return.  He has 53 rushing yards in 2016 on four carries and has combined for three touchdowns this season.  He is the second Maine Black Bear to win the award after Josh Mack took home the honor two weeks prior.

The Black Bears will try to extend their win streak to four games on Saturday as the travel to face the Rhode Island Rams in a CAA match-up.