BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Jordan Swann blocked a late field goal attempt by Western Kentucky to keep Maine on top for a 31-28 win on Saturday night.
Maine led 31-28 with 47 seconds to play when Swann blocked Ryan Nuss's 48-yard field goal try, preserving the win for the Black Bears (2-0).
Western Kentucky took an early 21-0 lead before Ferguson threw touchdown passes of 51 and 32 yards to Jefferson and Wright respectively, cutting it to 21-14 at halftime.
In the third, the Hilltoppers' Drew Eckels fumbled and Deshawn Stevens returned the ball 50 yards for another Maine score. Then Ferguson hit Wright for a touchdown and the Black Bears went ahead 28-21. Kenny Doak's field goal made it 31-21.
Eckles finished with 347 yards and three touchdowns passing for the Hilltoppers (0-2).
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