ORONO – Emotions run high anytime you play your rival.
But Thursday’s night’s battle against New Hampshire meant more than just football as it was the first game action without Darius Minor.
“it was a promise that I made to him personally to be here whether he played one play or every play,” Minor’s cousin Rob Otey said.
Otey and several of Minor’s family members watched as Maine torched UNH from start to finish.
“it was great to see them see what he fell in love with what his dream was he was living it and there’s no doubt he was with us tonight,” head coach Joe Harasymiak said.
With their late teammate in their hearts Maine out ran, threw and muscled its bitter rival.
“I’m just so proud of the team it’s all about them. They did everything and I couldn’t be more proud of them. They deserve this they work harder than every group I’ve been around and I guess I’m just the lucky one to be their coach,” Harasymiak said.
“It’s been eight years since the Brice-Cowell musket has come back home to the Pine Tree State. A dream come true for UMaine, one they will forever share with their brother above.