Beckford Rushes For 100, UM Wins 3rd Straight
After spotting the upstart Elon team the first touchdown, the UMaine Black Bears put the clamps on the Phoenix and won another CAA road game 24-17.
The early touchdown came on a pick-six off a Drew Belcher pass.
Belcher responded from the turnover and would up with a solid game, throwing 2 TD passes (18-for-27, 191 yards) and rushed for another 92 yards.
Running back Nigel Beckford rushed for 104 yards. He ran for one TD and caught a TD pass.
Meanwhile, Maine's defense choked the Elon offense all day. The Phoenix rushed for a total of 24 yards and passed for just 153 yards.
Elon, a school in North Carolina, is in its first year in the CAA and is 0-7 (1-10 overall).
The Black Bears improve to 4-3 CAA and 5-5 overall.
The season finale is next Saturday against New Hampshire. The UNH Wildcats will likely be the nation's #1 team when they come to Alfond Stadium.