WHERE: Rhodes Stadium, Elon, N.C.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday

WHEN MAINE HAS THE BALL: The Black Bears averaged 186 yards on the ground in the past three games, and will look to continue that trend against a defense allowing 203 rushing yards per game. But Elon has a young secondary that is vulnerable, so Black Bear senior wide receiver Damarr Aultman figures to find room to roam as well.

WHEN ELON HAS THE BALL: The Phoenix like to spread the field with a strong stable of wide receivers and let senior quarterback Mike Quinn fire away. Quinn has thrown 411 passes, completing 56.2 percent of them, but has been intercepted 11 times. Elon has scored 10 points or fewer in three of its past four games.

KEY MATCHUP: Maine WR Aultman vs. Elon DB Julius Moore. Aultman has seven catches in each of the past three games but only one touchdown this season. Moore, a junior, is Elon’s top defensive back with 60 tackles and three interceptions.

KEY STAT: 7. That’s the number of consecutive losses for Elon, which will be desperate to snap that string in its home finale.

OUTLOOK: Maine is coming off its biggest win of the season, a 33-20 home upset of No. 8 Richmond. The Black Bears figure to have the edge in all three phases against Elon but must guard against a letdown performance. The Phoenix have been playing teams tough lately and cannot be overlooked.

OF NOTE: This is Maine’s first matchup with Elon, a newcomer to the CAA. But the Black Bears have won two of their previous three games played in North Carolina.

DID YOU KNOW?: Jack McKeon, who managed the Florida Marlins to the 2003 World Series title, is among the notable graduates of Elon.

– Mark Emmert