The University of Maine football team won for the third straight week as they took down the Albany Great Danes by a score of 20-16 on Homecoming Weekend.

Dan Collins threw for 280 yards in the contest, completing 11 passes and had three touchdowns.  Darian Davis-Ray had 81 yards on 16 carries.

The Great Danes started off the scoring in the first quarter with a field goal, but that was quickly answered by a 49 yard touchdown pass to Micah Wright from Dan Collins to put the Black Bears up for good.  Albany would force a Maine safety on a botched punt play in the second before another long passing touchdown, this time of the 40 yard variety to Earnest Edwards to put the Black Bears up 13-3 at the time.

After a field goal to end the first half of play for both teams, Maine again was dangerous through the air with a 51 yard passing touchdown from Collins to Jordan Dunn to give the Black Bears their largest lead of the contest at 20-8.  The Danes snuck back into the contest with a fourth quarter drive, capped off by a one yard rush from Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks.  The lead would be just two points as Albany successfully completed the two point conversion to push the score to 20-18 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the contest.

Peter Buehner // Courtesy of UMaine Athletics

Albany threatened to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but failed on two occasions to continue the drive and eventually turned over  the ball on downs with just two minutes remaining.

The official attendance was 10,443 which is an Alfond Stadium football record according to UMaine.

The Black Bears move to 3-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Colonial Athletics Association.  Maine will head out on the road to face the Rhode Island Rams next weekend.