UMass vs. Maine football preview

Massachusetts quarterback Ross Comis (2) gestures for an open receiver while Mississippi State linebacker Gerri Green (4) closes in during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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Quarterback Ross Comis and UMass nearly pulled off an upset at Mississippi State last weekend.

 When, where: Saturday, 4 p.m., at Fenway Park.

 TV, radio: NESN Plus, WEEI 105.5, 95.9 FM/830 AM.

 Records: UMass 2-7; Maine 4-4 (3-4 Colonial Athletic).


 Head to head: This will be the 60th meeting. UMass leads the series, 41-17-1. Maine won the last meeting, 24-14, in 2013.

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 Offensive leaders: UMass— QB Andrew Ford (1,990 yards, 13 TDs, 3 INTs, 2 rushing TDs); RB Marquis Young (681 yards, 7 TDs); RB Bilal Ally (326 yards, 3 TDs); WR Andy Isabella (689 yards, 5 TDs); TE Adam Breneman (612 yards, 3 TDs); WR Sadiq Palmer (411 yards, TD).

Maine — QB Chris Ferguson (1,576 yards, 14 TDs, 9 INTs); RB Josh Mack (1,152 yards, 6 TDs); WR Jaleel Reed (367 yards, 5 TDs).

 Of note: This is the second of three college football games in the Fenway Gridiron Series. Maine is playing its first game at Fenway Park, in search of its third win over an FBS opponent in program history . . . UMass coach Mark Whipple is tied with Vic Fusia for the program lead in victories with 59 . . . UMass has won two of its last three games after starting the season 0-6 . . . Isabella enters the game with 12 career touchdown receptions, one shy of tying Kerry Taylor (1995-98) for 10th in program history . . . Mack became the 10th player in Maine history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a season. UMass is allowing 200.7 yards per game on the ground.


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