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.
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.
South Carolina AD Ray Tanner is not "100 percent sure" Saturday's game vs. No. 7 LSU will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium because of devastating floods that hit the state.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.
A judge has dismissed simple assault charges against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo after the woman he allegedly attacked after a football game said she didn't want to testify.
Auburn senior receiver D'haquille Williams has been dismissed from the team.
Alabama coach Nick Saban took exception with the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia, lashing out at those who "buried" the Crimson Tide.
DraftKings and FanDuel continued to defend their integrity after the disclosure that a DraftKings employee won $350,000 with information used in a way that some have likened to insider trading.