The UMaine football team steps out of conference today to try and capture its first win of the fall. The Black Bears host Bryant University from the Northeast Conference.

First year head coach Joe Harasymiak and his Maine team are 0-3. After losing to FBS teams UConn and Toledo, the Bears home debut didn't end well a week ago against CAA foe Jame Madison University.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs of Bryant are 2-2 and bring a big passing attack led by QB Dalton Easton who is fifth in the nation with 1,138 yards.

Maine does hold the advantage over Bryant in the series, winning three of the four games. And, the Black Bears are 10-2 all-time against Northeast Conference teams.

Kickoff is 3pm at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

TALE OF THE TAPE:

Team Statistics (Rank)
MAINE (CAA Rank) CATEGORY BRYANT (NEC Rank)
14.7 (11) Points 34.2 (1)
295.0 (11) Total Offense 423.2 (2)
104.3 (12) Rushing Yards 138.8 (4)
190.7 (5) Passing Yards 284.5 (1)
3/2 Rush TDs/Pass TDs 8/10
29:16 (8) Offensive Time of Possession 29:29 (4)
33.3 (10) Points Allowed 26.8 (5)
436.0 (10) Total Defense 348.0 (3)
226.7 (12) Rush Yards Allowed 115.2 (2)
209.3 (6) Pass Yards Allowed 232.8 (6)
7/5 Rush/Pass TDs Allowed 5/8
30:44 Defensive Time of Possession 30:31
+1 (6) Turnover Margin -5 (7)