Saturday, 08 December 2018 09:56

"Black Hole" leads Maine to 23-18 win over Weber State in FCS quarters

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ODGEN, Utah - "The Black Hole" and its dismantling of offenses is the horror story told at a campfire. For, Weber State and quarterback Jake Constantine the rumors were true.

Constantine threw four interceptions and the Wildcats run game got swallowed up and spit backwards finishing with -1 rush yards in Maine's 23-18 win.

 

"Obviously thank god for "the Black Hole," that we got those guys on our side and they do what they do and force turnovers," quarterback Chris Ferguson said.

 

"If the offense turns the ball over. We just go out there smiles on our face and lets line right back up. So they want to keep throwing the ball and keep testing us we're going to take the ball away from them," defensive back Jeffrey DeVaughn said.

 

DeVaughn had two of Maine's four interceptions, the Black Bears had three picks in the fourth quarter.

 

It was a struggle for Chris Ferguson and the offense against a stout WSU defense for most of the night. But, with Maine up 14-12 late in the fourth quarter Ramon Jefferson rattled off a 45-yard touchdown run to put Maine up 20-12.

 

"At the moment I was thinking don't take a negative run you know what I mean because we were in a position where we gotta drive and at least get a field goal and I broke that tackle and I just seen grass I didn't really see the second hitter I kinda seen him but I didn't and I just kept running it," Jefferson said.

 

Maine advances to the FCS semifinals for the first time in program history. It will play the winner of No. 6 UC Davis vs. No. 3 Eastern Washington.

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