Last Saturday, the Husson University football team took a 44-2 win over Alfred (N.Y.) State. Now, the Eagles wait. And wait.

Husson has a rare two weeks off until its next game, Oct. 3 against Castleton. That game against Castleton kicks off Husson’s Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule, and also is homecoming on the Bangor campus.

“One week (off) would certainly be more desirable than two,” Husson head coach Gabby Price said. “It would be different if we had a younger group, but we have a lot of experience. We just asked them to hang in there and bear with us.”

Price said the Eagles (1-1) inquired with teams around the country to try to get a game for one of these two off weeks but were unable to find a match. With so much time to practice without prepping for a specific opponent, Price said practices have focused on the fundamentals.

“Getting lower, working on your steps. Basic things that are good to review,” Price said.

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Husson safety Kenny Sweet made history for the Eagles this week, becoming the first member of the team to be named to’s Team of the Week.

Sweet, a junior from Portland, intercepted three passes in Husson’s win at Alfred State. Sweet returned his three picks for a total of 100 yards, including an 83-yard return on an interception at the goal line late in the second quarter.

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Maine Maritime and Massachusetts Maritime will play the 43rd annual Admiral’s Cup game on Saturday in Castine. Mass. Maritime holds a 25-17 lead in the rivalry, and has won the last four Admiral’s Cup games. The Buccaneers won last year’s game in double overtime, 26-20.

Maine Maritime had last week off after losing in the season opener at SUNY-Maritime, 30-0.

On Friday, Lawrence High School grad Don Thibodeau will be inducted into Maine Maritime’s Athletics Hall of Fame. A 2006 graduate of MMA, Thibodeau, a running back, was the 2001 New England Football Conference Rookie of the Year and the league’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2005. Thibodeau is fifth all-time in rushing yards for the Mariners (3,628), fifth in carries (616), and seventh in rushing touchdowns (29).


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The University of Maine takes on its second Football Bowl Subdivision opponent of the season this weekend. The Black Bears travel to New Orleans to take on Tulane on Saturday night.

Maine is 0-1, with a 24-3 loss to FBS Boston College two weeks ago. Tulane is 0-2, with losses to Duke and Georgia Tech. This is the first meeting between the Black Bears and Green Wave.

There is a coaching tie between Maine and Tulane in Buddy Teevens. Currently in his second stint as head coach at Dartmouth, Teevens was head coach at Maine in 1985 and 1986. After coaching Dartmouth from 1987-1991, Teevens moved on to Tulane, where he went 11-45 in five years as head coach.

Winslow’s John McCabe, an inside linebacker for the Black Bears, made three tackles in the loss to Boston College, including one for a loss of 2 yards.

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The New England Small College Athletic Conference still has one more week before the season opens. Colby and Bates will scrimmage on Friday night at Bates’ Garcelon Field.

Colby opens the regular season Sept. 26 at home against Trinity. Bates will host Amherst in the season opener next Saturday, while Bowdoin will host Williams.

Travis Lazarczyk — 861-9242

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Twitter: @TLazarczykMTM

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