Despite 212 rushing yards, including 158 from senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.), and some timely defense, the Stony Brook football team fell to Syracuse, 28-17, before a crowd of 34,512 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
Stony Brook's defense, led by senior Dominick Reyes' (Hesperia, Calif.) 11 tackles, stopped the Orange on two goal-to-go situations in the second half. But the Seawolves accounted for only two first downs in the final 30 minutes.
3rd SU West 13 yd pass from Nassib (Krautman kick), 9-85, 3:33, 17-21
4th SU Sales 18 yd pass from Nassib (Krautman kick), 5-78, 2:04, 17-28
The Numbers Game
Norrell's 61-yard touchdown from Essington was the third time the duo connected on a score of 60 yards or more. The touchdown was the sixth time the Seawolves have scored on the opening play of a drive.
Maysonet rushed for 137 yards in the first half, becoming the second player in school history and fourth in Big South history with more than 3,000 rushing yards. Today's game against Syracuse was Maysonet's 27th as a Seawolf.
Maysonet is only 486 yards from breaking Conte Cuttino's school rushing record of 3,607.
Maysonet's 71-yard TD yielded another highlight moment as he hurdled a defender on his way to the endzone.
Syracuse had two goal-to-go situations in the second half, but Stony Brook held tough, keeping the Orange out of the endzone.
News & Notes
Today's contest was the fourth game against an FBS opponent and the second versus a Big East foe (South Florida, 2010). The Seawolves will face Army on September 29.
Syracuse's first-quarter touchdown was the first points allowed in the first quarter by Stony Brook.
Broyld's 22-yard touchdown gave Syracuse its first lead, 13-10. The touchdown also marked the first time Stony Brook has trailed this season.
Stony Brook returns home to host Colgate on Saturday, September 22. It will be Homecoming against the Raiders as Stony Brook celebrates Wolfstock, its annual Homecoming festivities. For tickets, visit GoSeawolves.org or call (631) 632-WOLF.