CAA top rusher vs CAA top tackler. It's just one of the storylines when the Albany Great Danes come to Orono for UMaine's homecoming game.

Junior Omar Osbourne is averaging 117 YPG for Albany. Sophomore Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga is averaging close to 11 TPG.

So what gives when a Great Dane meets a Black Bear?

Here are some of the other numbers of note...


-  Maine is 3-4 vs Albany over the years but the Danes own 3 wins in Orono.

-  Albany is 2nd in the CAA in scoring defense, allowing 18.7 PPG. Only Stony Brook gives up fewer points per game.

-  A Maine win gives Jack Cosgrove 85 CAA wins. That's 5th best all-time in the league.

-  Albany leads the CAA in takeaways with 18. Maine has 7 takeaways.

-  True freshman Drew Belcher makes his first collegiate start, replacing injured Dan Collins.