Scores

Final

Bryant 13

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Maine 28

(1-0, 1-0 home)

5:00 PM ET, September 3, 2011

Alfond Stadium (ME), Orono, ME

1 2 3 4 T
BRY 0 0 0 1313
MAIN 14 7 7 028

Top Performers

Passing: W. Smith (MAIN) - 135 YDS

Rushing: P. Brown (MAIN) - 26 CAR, 146 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Harris (BRY) - 6 REC, 75 YDS

Maine 28, Bryant 13

Associated Press

ORONO, Maine -- Pushaun Brown ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns as Maine held off Bryant 28-13 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.

The Black Bears have won nine of their past 11 home openers.

Maine took a 28-0 lead into the fourth quarter after Brown's 1-yard touchdown run with 2:18 to play in the third quarter. Brown, who surpassed 100 yards in his final three games last season, also scored on a 1-yard run in the first period.

Bryant rallied in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs of 4 and 11 yards by Jordan Brown, who led the Northeast Conference in rushing last season. He finished with 128 yards rushing, including 82 in the second half.

Bryant outgained Maine in total offense, 322 yards to 290 yards. Bryant quarterback Mike Westerhaus passed for 194 yards but was intercepted twice.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BRY
MAIN
1st Downs1516
Total Yards322290
Passing194135
Rushing128155
Penalties4-302-15
3rd Down Conversions6-155-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers20
Possession29:2430:36

Passing Leaders

BryantC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Westerhaus15/321946.102
MaineC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith14/201356.800

Rushing Leaders

BryantCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown281284.6234
Westerhaus362.006
MaineCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown261465.6239
Smith14312.2115

Receiving Leaders

BryantRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris67512.5034
Tracey67011.7017
MaineRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDonald6528.7020
Buttles34515.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBRYMAIN
TD13:17Pushaun Brown 1 Yd Run (Brian Harvey Kick) 07
TD06:06Warren Smith 1 Yd Run (Brian Harvey Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERBRYMAIN
TD13:30Trevor Coston 74 Yd Punt Return (Brian Harvey Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERBRYMAIN
TD02:18Pushaun Brown 1 Yd Run (Brian Harvey Kick) 028
FOURTH QUARTERBRYMAIN
TD09:45Jordan Brown 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 628
TD04:24Jordan Brown 11 Yd Run (Tom Alberti Kick) 1328