Scores

Final/2OT

Hofstra 40

(3-4, 2-3 away)

Maine 41

(4-3, 2-1 home)

3:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Alfond Stadium (ME), Orono, ME

1 2 3 4 2OT T
HOF 14 3 3 7 1340
MAIN 13 0 14 0 1441

Top Performers

Passing: S. Probst (HOF) - 135 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Turcotte (MAIN) - 13 CAR, 120 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: O. Lewis (HOF) - 9 REC, 77 YDS, 2 TD

Maine 41, Hofstra 40, OT

Associated Press

ORONO, Maine -- Junior quarterback Mike Brusko completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jared Turcotte on the University of Maine's first play in the second overtime and Brian Harvey kicked the clinching extra point, lifting the team to a 41-40 victory over Hofstra University on Saturday night.

Brusko rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown. He also completed eight of 14 passes for 155 yards and two scores.

Turcotte piled up 120 yards on 13 carries, including a 71-yard touchdown burst late in the third quarter. He also made five catches for 69 yards.

The Black Bears (4-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association), who earned their second straight win, broke loose for 336 yards during the second half and overtimes after being limited to 95 total yards in the first half.

Freshman tailback Derek Session had a 38-yard touchdown catch from Brusko and also turned in scoring runs of 2 and 4 yards.

Maine stormed to a 13-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game, before Hofstra (3-4, 1-2 CAA) rallied to score 20 unanswered points and gain a 20-13 advantage early in the third quarter. The seesaw affair that ensued went to overtime, where both teams scored on their first possession.

In the second OT, Hofstra scored first on a 2-yard pass from freshman Steve Probst to Everette Benjamin, but Roger Williams' kick went wide left.

Backup quarterback Steve Probst replaced injured starter Cory Christopher in the second quarter and kept Hofstra in the contest. He went 14-for-20 passing for 135 yards and three touchdowns and ran the ball 16 times for 63 yards.

Wide receiver Ottis Lewis led the Pride with nine receptions for 77 yards and two touchdowns.

Linebacker Andrew Downey racked up 19 tackles and forced a fumble to pace the Maine defense and end Jovan Belcher was in on 16.

Linebacker Chris Edmond posted 13 tackles and recovered two fumbles for Hofstra.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOF
MAIN
1st Downs2221
Total Yards411441
Passing194155
Rushing217286
Penalties4-446-50
3rd Down Conversions8-186-12
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Turnovers12
Possession30:4029:20

Passing Leaders

HofstraC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Probst14/201356.830
MaineC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brusko8/1415511.120

Rushing Leaders

HofstraCARYDSAVGTDLG
Christopher9657.2024
Probst16633.9014
MaineCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turcotte131209.2171
Brusko191135.9118

Receiving Leaders

HofstraRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis9778.6223
Weaver7649.1121
MaineRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turcotte56913.8125
Session24623.0138

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOFMAIN
TD13:02Derek Session 38 Yd Pass From Michael Brusko (Brian Harvey Kick) 07
TD12:41Derek Session 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 013
TD07:36Aaron Weaver 8 Yd Pass From Cory Christopher (Roger Williams Kick) 713
TD01:49Brock Jackolski 4 Yd Run (Roger Williams Kick) 1413
SECOND QUARTERHOFMAIN
FG14:18Roger Williams 20 Yd 1713
THIRD QUARTERHOFMAIN
FG11:43Roger Williams 42 Yd 2013
TD03:19Michael Brusko 14 Yd Run (Brian Harvey Kick) 2020
TD00:34Jared Turcotte 71 Yd Run (Brian Harvey Kick) 2027
FOURTH QUARTERHOFMAIN
TD11:09Ottis Lewis 23 Yd Pass From Steve Probst (Roger Williams Kick) 2727
OVERTIMEHOFMAIN
TDDerek Session 4 Yd Run (Brian Harvey Kick) 2734
TDOttis Lewis 9 Yd Pass From Steve Probst (Roger Williams Kick) 3434
2ND OVERTIMEHOFMAIN
TDEverette Benjamin 2 Yd Pass From Steve Probst (Pat Failed) 4034
TDJared Turcotte 25 Yd Pass From Michael Brusko (Brian Harvey Kick) 4041