ORONO – Hampton College took benefit of the second College of Maine fourth-quarter fumble, cashing in on an eight-yard landing run by junior working again Elijah Burris with 1:48 remaining to cap a rally from a 14-point deficit and earn a wild 42-35 victory at Morse Area in Alfond Stadium.
Hampton improved to 5-4 general and 3-3 within the Coastal Athletic Affiliation whereas UMaine fell to 2-8 and 1-6.
UMaine led 35-21 halfway by the third interval however the Pirates rallied to tie it.
UMaine had the ball by itself 31-yard line with six minutes left however UMaine working again Tristen Kenan fumbled and it was recovered by Hampton’s Tre Everett on the UMaine 38 yard line.
Eight performs later, Burris busted into the tip zone from the eight.
UMaine acquired the ball at its 25-yard line with 1:48 left however 4 incompletions ended it because the Hampton protection rose to the event.
Burris completed with 173 speeding yards on 14 carries. Darran Butts ran for 77 on simply 5 carries earlier than sustaining an harm. Quarterback Chris Zellous ran for 67 yards on 10 carries and accomplished seven of 16 passes for 86 yards.
UMaine’s Derek Roberton threw 5 landing passes together with three to tight finish Rohan Jones and one apiece to Jamie Lamson and Cooper Heisey. He accomplished 28 of 46 passes for 349 yards. He was intercepted as soon as.
Robertson threw 4 landing passes within the first half because the Black Bears took a 28-14 lead into the intermission.
He discovered Jones within the nook of the tip zone for a 19-yard landing strike to open the scoring with 5:33 left within the first interval.
The Pirates responded instantly as a 68-yard run by Butts set them up on the UMaine-seven yard line and Burris dashed round left finish on fourth-and-goal from the one yard line to tie it.
The Black Bears regained the lead on their subsequent possession as UMaine marched 72 yards in 9 performs.
Jones caught a Robertson cross on the 5 yard line and leaped into the tip zone by the fitting nook flag. The play lined 10 yards.
Once more the Pirates answered with a 60-yard scamper by Burris setting the stage for Zellous’ four-yard TD run.
Maine regained the lead simply 2:40 later as Robertson tossed a 49-yard TD cross to an open Lamson.
The Black Bear protection stiffened on the following possession and compelled a punt.
Jones broke by to dam the punt and UMaine wound up with good area place on the H-45 yard line.
It took the Black Bears eight performs to achieve the tip zone as Robertson threw a one-yard cross to an open Heisey.
UMaine’s protection once more held and the Black Bears moved the ball to the H-25 however freshman cornerback Darren Burton II broke up a cross and alertly dove to snare the ball after it popped into the air and was dropping to the bottom.
It took the Pirates solely 19 seconds to shave into the lead within the second half as Burris sprinted 80 yards untouched into the tip zone on the second play of the half.
UMaine got here proper again to revive its two-touchdown lead with a seven-play 71-yard drive resulting in a nine-yard cross from Robertson to Jones.
Copeland outduelled UMaine’s Abdul Stewart to haul in a 40-yard TD cross with 51 seconds left within the third interval and Burris tied it with a seven-yard run on the 8:51 mark of the fourth quarter.