VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Warren Smith threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as Maine routed Villanova 41-25 on Saturday.
Maine (7-1, 5-0 Colonial Athletic Association) posted its highest point total of the season and has won six straight.
Smith passed for 255 yards as the Black Bears amassed 410 yards in total offense. A 33-yard touchdown pass to Maurice McDonald, an 80-yarder to Arthur Williams and a 29-yard run by Smith staked Maine to a 28-6 lead with 4:31 to play in the third quarter.
The two teams traded touchdowns the rest of the way.
Villanova kept up with Maine, statistically, but could not find the end zone when it counted. The Wildcats (1-8, 0-6) had 405 total yards and 19 first downs compared to 18 for Maine. Villanova also won the possession battle by more than three minutes.
Chris Polony passed for 198 yards and three touchdowns for Villanova.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.