1988 Maine Black Bears football team

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1988 Maine Black Bears football
ConferenceYankee Conference
Record7–4 (4–4 Yankee)
Head coach
CaptainNick Penna
Home stadiumAlumni Field
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. T–10 UMass +^ 6 2 0 8 4 0
No. 15 Delaware +^ 6 2 0 7 5 0
Connecticut 4 4 0 7 4 0
Maine 4 4 0 7 4 0
New Hampshire 4 4 0 6 5 0
Villanova 4 4 0 5 5 1
Boston University 3 5 0 4 7 0
Rhode Island 3 5 0 3 8 0
Richmond 2 6 0 4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll

The 1988 Maine Black Bears football team was an American football team that represented the University of Maine as a member of the Yankee Conference during the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA football season. In their second and final season under head coach Tim Murphy, the Black Bears compiled a 7–4 record (4–4 against conference opponents) and finished in a four-way tie for third place in the Yankee Conference. Nick Penna was the team captain.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 10at UMassNo. 14L 42–4512,458
September 17Northeastern*No. 14W 43–20
September 24No. T–6 New HampshireNo. 19
  • Alumni Field
  • Orono, ME
L 23–44
October 1at RichmondW 17–311,834[2]
October 8vs. Boston UniversityW 30–10
October 15Rhode Island
  • Alumni Field
  • Orono, ME
W 28–14
October 22at ConnecticutL 21–28
October 29 No. 12 Delaware
  • Alumni Field
  • Orono, ME
L 14–31
November 5at Brown*W 37–101,600 [3]
November 12at Towson State*W 44–7
November 19at VillanovaW 20–179,437[4]

References

  1. ^ "2019 Maine Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Maine. 2019. p. 88. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Buck, Maine stifle Richmond, 17–3". The Boston Globe. October 2, 1988. Retrieved November 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Pave, Marvin (November 6, 1988). "Maine Grabs Win". Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 78 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Field goal foils 'Nova in 20–17 defeat to Maine". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 20, 1988. Retrieved April 20, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
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