Scores

Final

Monmouth 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Maine 21

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 1, 2007

Alfond Stadium, ORONO, ME

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 7 0 7 014
MAIN 14 0 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: B. Burke (MONM) - 173 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Fluellen (MAIN) - 25 CAR, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. San Miguel (MONM) - 2 REC, 54 YDS, 1 TD

Black Bears 21, Hawks 14

Associated Press

ORONO, Maine (AP) -- Tailback Jhamal Fluellen and quarterback Mike Brusko each rushed for more than 100 yards Saturday night, helping the University of Maine defeat Monmouth University 21-14.

Fluellen, a junior, carried 25 times for 125 yards and a touchdown. Brusko, a sophomore, rushed 16 times for 109 yards and a score as the Black Bears prevailed.

Maine outgained Monmouth 342 to 234 in total yards. The Black Bears limited the Hawks to 61 rushing yards.

Brusko also completed 11 of 19 passes for 64 yards and was intercepted once.

The Bears scored on the game's first possession after a 69-yard return of the opening kickoff by Lamir Whetstone. Brusko's 8-yard touchdown run and Devin McNeill's kick made it 7-0.

Monmouth responded on its first possession, scoring on Dave Sinisi's 28-yard touchdown jaunt to make it 7-7. Sinisi finished with 67 rushing yards.

The Bears regained the lead late in the first quarter when Mark Masterson returned a punt 50 yards for a score.

Monmouth evened the score on the first possession of the second half on Brett Burke's 58-yard scoring toss to Adam San Miguel.

Maine scored the winning touchdown on Fluellen's 12-yard TD run late in the third quarter.

Burke completed 12 of 19 passes for 157 yards for the Hawks.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
MAIN
1st Downs1119
Total Yards234342
Passing17364
Rushing61278
Penalties5-358-89
3rd Down Conversions2-127-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers01
Possession23:5636:04

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Burke14/251736.910-
Kiley0/100.000-
MaineC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Brusko11/19643.401-

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sinisi12675.6128
San Miguel155.005
MaineCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fluellen251255.0121
Brusko161096.8119

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kiley55511.0020
Nalbone44912.3016
MaineRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fluellen5132.6012
Williams33311.0013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONMMAIN
TD13:02MICHAEL BRUSKO 8 YD RUN (DEVIN MCNEILL KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 0 yards.
07
TD11:59DAVID SINISI 28 YD RUN (FRED WEINGART KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 0 yards.
77
TD3:25MARK MASTERSON 50 YD PUNT RETURN (DEVIN MCNEILL KICK)714
THIRD QUARTERMONMMAIN
TD13:37ADAM SAN MIGUEL 58 YD PASS FROM BRETT BURKE (FRED WEINGART KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 78 yards.
1414
TD2:35JHAMAL FLUELLEN 12 YD RUN (DEVIN MCNEILL KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 95 yards.
1421