Last year when the Maine Black Bears played Albany, Maine led 16-0 at halftime before Albany responded in the second half for 20 unanswered points to win 20-16. It’s a game Maine should have won. Albany are in the NEC and have fewer scolarships than the Black Bears. Tonight, round two between Maine and Albany.A packed Alfond Stadium for the home opener.Maine’s black hole defense stepping up big in this one. Omar Jacobs with the sack on Dan DiLella early on.The Great Danes get on the board first with this field goal nearly eight minutes into the first quarter.Jack Cosgrove named Warren Smith the quarterback before the season began. Smith struggled tonight. He was taken out in the second quarter. Portland’s Chris Triester under the helm. His second play under scrimmage is fumbled and goes to the Great Danes.Maine cannot get anything going on offense against Albany. The Great Danes shutout the Black Bears. Maine has now played over three halves of football against Albany without scoring a single point. This was an ugly one from start to finish. Albany beats Maine 3-0 the final score.