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.
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.