WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:02 am

Delaware tops Maine football in Portland 31-17

..Wide receiver Micah Wright is generally considered to be one of the best punt returnmen in the conference, but a fumble deep inside Black Bears' territory in the third quarter allowed UDel to hop up on top 24-17, while it ultimately added another to give the Black Bears their fourth loss of the season.

- http://www.foxbangor.com/sports/item/22 ... land-31-17

- http://www.wmtw.com/article/soldier-sur ... l/13301852
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby Muchups » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:26 am

7,200+ at the game. Only CAA game this week with larger attendance was at Elon who is #2 in the conference.

The outcome is a shame because in many ways Maine outplayed Delaware outgaining the Hens by over 100 total yards. They just didn't play a clean game, made mistakes in key moments, turned the ball over, didn't play call well or execute crisply... Unfortunately, it feels like a really talented team is wasting its season with these types of things whenever it plays a decent opponent.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby fafan » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:40 am

Everything about Portland went well except the final outcome. Crowd, atmosphere and start to the game was awesome until Wrights fumble. On the portable instant replay, guess I would not bother with that it was useless, could not tell if Wright was down but assume he wasn't. Big turnovers have really hurt this team and that was as big as it gets. Just seems to me that starting the season 1-3 and having to win every game is just too much. Until we drop the two FBS games this program will behind the eight ball every year. :(
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby mainejeff » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:51 am

Yup! Creech needs to stop whoring out this program! :evil:
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:28 pm

Delaware rallies past Maine, 31-17
The Blue Hens score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to break a 17-17 tie and send UMaine to a loss in its first game played in Portland since 2005.

...With the score 17-17, Wright tried to field a low kick within his own 5. He fumbled and Colby Reeder of Delaware returned it for a touchdown.

“It was obviously the difference in the football game,” Delaware Coach Danny Rocco said.

Delaware went on to win 31-17 before 7,212 at Fitzpatrick Stadium – Maine’s first game in Portland in 12 years.

The Black Bears totaled 451 yards, including 173 rushing yards from Josh Mack, but didn’t cash in enough, giving up big plays and making big mistakes like the fumble.

“That was a tough one,” Harasymiak said. “I understand what he’s trying to do but usually the cardinal rule is inside your own 10, you don’t touch it.”

Just the week before, Harasymiak spoke of Wright taking chances.

“I won’t hold him back,” he said then. “The great players are going to take risks. You have to trust them to do it. Hopefully it doesn’t come back and hurt us in the future …”

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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby Linguist » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:13 am

Maine (this season) is officially a gate keeper. They beat the bad teams, lose to the good ones, the ones against other mid pack teams are toss ups.

Is that what Maine football is? Are fans happy with that?

New Hampshire (6-3) - Loss
Bryant (4-5) - Win
James Madison (9-0) - Loss
Villanova (4-5) - Loss (But Villanova was 3-2 when they played Maine)
Rhode Island (2-7) - Loss
Albany (3-6) - Win
William & Mary (2-7) - Win
Delaware (6-3) - Loss
UMass (2-7) - Saturday November 11th
Stony Brook (7-2) - Saturday November 18th

No wins against a team with a winning record. Maine is the best of the bad teams!
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby fafan » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:04 am

Linguist wrote:Maine (this season) is officially a gate keeper. They beat the bad teams, lose to the good ones, the ones against other mid pack teams are toss ups.

Is that what Maine football is? Are fans happy with that?

New Hampshire (6-3) - Loss
Bryant (4-5) - Win
James Madison (9-0) - Loss
Villanova (4-5) - Loss (But Villanova was 3-2 when they played Maine)
Rhode Island (2-7) - Loss
Albany (3-6) - Win
William & Mary (2-7) - Win
Delaware (6-3) - Loss
UMass (2-7) - Saturday November 11th
Stony Brook (7-2) - Saturday November 18th

No wins against a team with a winning record. Maine is the best of the bad teams!


linquist your simplistic logic is flawed. The 2-7 UMass team would beat the 9-0 JMU team and the 4-5 Bryant team would lose to every team listed above. Also we beat Rhode Island. Most posters early season predictions were a 6-5 season with an outside chance of a playoff spot and that is just about where we are.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby Muchups » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:45 am

fafan wrote:
Linguist wrote:Maine (this season) is officially a gate keeper. They beat the bad teams, lose to the good ones, the ones against other mid pack teams are toss ups.

Is that what Maine football is? Are fans happy with that?

New Hampshire (6-3) - Loss
Bryant (4-5) - Win
James Madison (9-0) - Loss
Villanova (4-5) - Loss (But Villanova was 3-2 when they played Maine)
Rhode Island (2-7) - Loss
Albany (3-6) - Win
William & Mary (2-7) - Win
Delaware (6-3) - Loss
UMass (2-7) - Saturday November 11th
Stony Brook (7-2) - Saturday November 18th

No wins against a team with a winning record. Maine is the best of the bad teams!


linquist your simplistic logic is flawed. The 2-7 UMass team would beat the 9-0 JMU team and the 4-5 Bryant team would lose to every team listed above. Also we beat Rhode Island. Most posters early season predictions were a 6-5 season with an outside chance of a playoff spot and that is just about where we are.


JMU would smash UMass by at least 20. JMU is a bowl team in the FBS.

The issue with this Maine team is that they aren't performing to their talent level. In terms of raw physical and football talent, I think they're better than UNH or Villanova this year. They might be more talented than Delaware who they outgained by 100+ yards on Saturday. Each of those games they made tons of stupid mistakes (two blocked kicks this weekend, giving up a fumble and touchdown on special teams, interceptions, really strange play calls, etc.) If they could consistently play clean games they'd probably be 6-2 instead of 4-4.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby dunbar » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:13 am

UMass would be fighting for the last playoff spot if they were still in the CAA. Simply put, the teams Maine can't beat are simply smarter football teams. Not necessarily more talented, but smarter.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby mainejeff » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:20 am

dunbar wrote:UMass would be fighting for the last playoff spot if they were still in the CAA. Simply put, the teams Maine can't beat are simply smarter football teams. Not necessarily more talented, but smarter.


Bingo! And better coached! They also have a certain mental toughness that Maine doesn't seem to have.
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