Chestnut Hill, MA (NEWS CENTER) - In one of the most eagerly anticipated UMaine football openers, the Black Bears played well early, but were ultimately dismantled by regional rivals Boston College, 34-3.
The defense started the game well stopping the Eagles on their first five possessions, including two forced fumbles. The second led to the games opening score resulting in a Brian Harvey 19-yard field goal.
The rest of the game belonged to B.C. as Chase Rettig threw for three touchdowns en route to 34 unanswered points by the hosts.
Junior QB Marcus Wasilewski threw for only 134 yards on 20 of 42 passing attempts along with two interceptions. The Black Bears rushing attack mustered up only 59 yards on 31 carries. Boston College outgained UMaine by a two-to-one margin offensively, accumulating 385 compared to 193 yards.
The Black Bears will try to bounce back next Saturday. Their home opener at Alfond Stadium will be the following Saturday against Albany.