The UMaine football team took off from Bangor and bound for Ogden, Utah and the NCAA quarterfinal playoff game tomorrow night vs Weber State.

The trip is 2,594 miles from Orono and that makes it the second longest road game in UMaine football history. (A 2004 game at Missoula, Montana is the longest at 2,791 miles).

Friday night's game is the eighth road game of the season.


Weber State Athletics Photo

When the Black Bears get there, Stewart Stadium is going to look similar to Alfond Stadium (above). Ogden got a little snow over the last day or so.

The Bears are trying to set some more school history. After winning their first ever second round game last Saturday beating Jacksonville State 55-27, the team will try to win a first-ever quarterfinal round playoff game. Maine is 0-3 in the quarterfinals.

Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket Photo

It is the first time the two schools have met on the gridiron so check the Tale of the Tape...

Maine (CAA Rank) Category Weber State (Big Sky Rank)
27.4 (4) Points 28.7 (5)
343.4 (8) Total Offense 325.3 (13)
134.2 (6) Rushing Yards 152.3 (12)
209.2 (7) Passing Yards 173.0 (11)
15/23 Rushing TDs/Passing TDs 19/17
31:44 (3) Offensive Time of Possession 32:22 (3)
21.6 (4) Points Allowed 21.0 (1)
295.3 (2) Total Defense 322.1 (1)
74.5 (1) Rushing Yards Allowed 123.4 (1)
220.8 (11) Passing Yards Allowed 198.7 (3)
10/19 Rushing/Passing TDs Allowed 11/14
28:16 Defensive Time of Possession 27:38
+5 (4) Turnover Margin +11 (1)

* Courtesy UMaine SID

NOTE: Kickoff is 8pm ET Friday night. That is 6pm local time in Utah.