ORONO, Maine -- Drew Smith rushed for 114 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Albany (N.Y.) held off Maine 30-20 Saturday night in a preview of the Great Danes' move to the Colonial Athletic Association next season.
After Albany (3-1), currently a member of the Northeast Conference, kicked three first-quarter field goals, the Black Bears (1-2) closed to 9-7 with 10:40 to go in the third quarter.
Kevin Chillis answered on the Great Danes' next play with a 74-yard touchdown run.
Brian Harvey's 31-yard field goal made it 16-10, then Smith capped a nine-play, 66-yard drive with a 9-yard TD to open the fourth quarter.
After the Black Bears again stalled in the red zone, settling for a 30-yard field goal, Smith scampered 27 yards for a score with 5:48 remaining.
Maine's Marcus Wasilewski, who was 23 of 36 for 264 yards, threw his second touchdown for the final margin with 2:15 left.
Wisconsin plans to use its speedy new weapon, four-star prospect A.J. Taylor, as a wide receiver when he arrives on campus this summer.
Travon McMillian will be a player Tennessee fans will want to keep an eye on when the Vols face Virginia Tech on Sept. 10.
With one month left to respond to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations, UNC AD Bubba Cunningham said the school will meet that deadline.
West Virginia has what looks to be a tough schedule, but three of its stiffest Big 12 challenges -- against Oklahoma, TCU, and Baylor -- come at home.
UCF wants to leave Michigan with its dignity intact, but a date with Maryland provides a chance to show the Knights' 2015 season was a fluke.
In 1998, Mike Riley suspended two Oregon State players one game for their involvement in the sexual assault of Brenda Tracy. This week, Tracy met with Riley and his football team to share how that assault has affected the last 18 years of her life.
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