ORONO – For Maine quarterback Chris Ferguson, the first two games of the season were great. The redshirt freshman threw for six touchdowns and only two interceptions, but those numbers increased in one category Saturday against James Madison, interceptions.
Ferguson showed his first signs of being a freshman as he struggled throwing three interceptions, two of them coming late in a game that Maine was outscored 25-7 in the second half.
Head coach Joe Harasymiak is still confident in his quarterback and believes Ferguson just needs to make the proper adjustments.
“Just doing better with his reads that’s why he struggled that’s why he was in a lot of those situations where he was holding onto the ball scrambling that wasn’t because of the protection all of those sacks were on Ferg,” Harsymiak said.
Ferguson will have another week and a half to prepare for the teams next game against a tough Villanova team that beat Maine last season.
Every game is huge early on considering how deep the CAA is. Ferguson says he’s ready to bounce back and thinks the extra week will help him.
“Its just staying locked in especially starting today. We’ll have a good practice today start it off right and then the rest of the week should kind of go and then we’ll be prepared for nova which is good,” Ferguson said.
Maine takes on Villanova on Oct. 7.