ORONO, Maine (Oct. 28, 2017)—The William & Mary football team fell at Maine, 23-6, on Saturday afternoon.
W&M (2-6, 0-5) jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a 41-yard field goal by Kris Hooper early in the first quarter but was outscored 23-3 during the remainder of the contest. The Tribe limited Maine (4-3, 3-3) to just 342 total yards of offense but managed 199 yards of its own and converted on just one of its three trips into the red zone.
W&M trailed by just a touchdown, 13-6, entering the fourth quarter after Hooper connected on a 25-yard field goal late in the third stanza, but UM closed the game with 10 unanswered points. Tailback Josh Mack provided the first score on a 2-yard touchdown run with 13:43 showing, while Brandon Briggs connected on his third field goal of the game – a 23-yard kick – with 8:13 remaining.