ORONO, Maine (AP) — Despite a loss to New Hampshire to end the regular-season, the Colonial Athletic Association champion Maine Black Bears earned a first-round bye and a home game in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
No. 5 seed Maine (10-2, 7-1 CAA) plays host on Dec. 7 to the winner of the Lafayette-New Hampshire first-round game.
It will be the first time Maine has hosted a playoff game.
The Black Bears lost to New Hampshire 24-3 to close out the regular season Saturday.
And although several players relished the chance at another shot at UNH (7-4, 6-2) , coach Jack Cosgrove refused to speculate on Maine's opponent.
Towson was the only other CAA team to make the 24-team field.