ORONO – Maine football prides itself on establishing the run and dominating the defensive side of the ball.
In a Saturday night prime time home game against a top ten team, you’d expect a solid performance.
Instead, Towson came in and did what Maine does best.
The Tigers held Maine to only 68 yards on the ground, while Towson ran all over the Black Bears for 172 rushing yards in its 45-23 win.
Chris Ferguson had an especially rough day under center for Maine throwing four interceptions.
Head coach, Nick Charlton, took the blame post game saying he needs to do a better job in getting the run game and other facets going.
For Ferguson, he’s no stranger to tough games. He says they motivate him to improve and bounce back quickly.
“You know I’ve had similar games two years ago probably even last year where games challenge you they make you think a lot. I just take it as a challenge I accept what’s going on and I work harder,” Ferguson said.
At half time the school inducted its hall of fame class of 2019. Included in the ceremony was the 1965 football team that made it to the Tangerine Bowl, the only Maine team to make a bowl game.
On hand was former two-time all-american, John Huard. Needless to say he was excited to be back on campus where it all started.
“It’s nice to be back at the school obviously at Maine to see the players and talk to them in a very casual manner and enjoy the tales that they have,” Huard said.