ORONO – Maine football returned to practice Tuesday after suffering its first loss of the season on Saturday to Central Michigan.
The team employed short memories to help move past their loss,”As of today..once practice started it was gone out of our minds and we’re on to Yale,” according to running back Joe Fitzpatrick.
The one thing that lingers for the team is the status of starting quarterback Chris Ferguson, after he left Saturday’s game with what is being called a separated shoulder.
Ferguson is being listed as day to day, however his replacement from Saturday, Isaiah Robinson, took the majority of the snaps in practice.
He said he prepares each week for a situation like this saying “he was glad to get an opportunity
Robinson shared snaps on Tuesday with quarterback-turned-tight-end Drew Belcher, who has a special package built into the playbook already.
Head coach Joe Harasymiak expects that the packge will stay the same going forward.
Saturday will be the first meeting of the Bulldogs and Black Bears since 2015, and the first meeting at Yale Bowl since 1937.
Fitzpatrick says going to a historic stadium like the Yale Bowl is “an experience by itself”
Maine and Yale play Saturday at one on ESPN+.