Sept. 21, 2013
Villanova, Pa. -
In the final game of a three-game road span to start the season, the No. 12 Stony Brook football team lost to Villanova, 35-6, Saturday at Villanova Stadium. Senior Malcolm Eugene (Huntington, N.Y.) had a career afternoon, catching 12 passes for 184 yards, both career-highs.
Eugene hauled in the Seawolves' only touchdown of the game, a four-yard fade. Senior Lyle Negron (Bakersfield, Calif.) passed for 279 yards and ran for 30.
Villanova (1-2, 1-1) quarterback John Robertson totaled 266 yards (140 passing) as the Wildcats recorded 410 yards of total offense.
Redshirt freshman Jaheem Woods (Neptune, N.J.) had eight solo tackles in his first collegiate start.
2nd VU Pittman 4 yd pass to Underwood (Hamilton kick), 4-67, 1:09, 0-7
2nd VU Robertson 43 yd pass to Horne (Hamilton kick), 3-80, 1:03, 0-14
2nd VU Robertson 2 yd run (Hamilton kick), 8-59, 3:47, 0-21
3rd VU Sarnese 36 yd fumble recovery (Hamilton kick), 0-28
4th SBU Eugene 5 yd pass from Negron (Ball kick blocked), 15-72, 5:38, 6-28
4th VU Monangai 5 yd run (Hamilton kick), 6-44, 3:55, 6-35
Chuck Priore - "I have to give to credit to Villanova. They didn't make the same mistakes they made against Fordham. They were able to run on first down. I'm proud of my team for their effort in the second half. We were successful passing the ball, but we need to be more efficient on third down."
News & Notes
Junior Solice recorded his third sack in three games in the first quarter.
The 28-0 deficit was the largest Stony Brook has faced all season.
Stony Brook was 2 of 2 on fourth-down conversions before a failed attempt in the second quarter.
Malcolm Eugene has recorded 100 yards receiving in back-to-back weeks. The 184 yards represent the 6th most in a game and the 12 receptions are second best in Stony Brook's Division I history.
Lyle Negron is 48 of 77 for 579 yards and three touchdowns in his last two games.
Jamie Williams started at running back, replacing an injured Marcus Coker.
The all-time series between Villanova and Stony Brook stands at 1-1. The Seawolves won the previous meeting, 20-10, in the first round of the Division I Football Championship.
The three-game road span to start the season represented the longest since 1995 when the then-Patriots opened the season at Pace, Wagner and Sacred Heart.
Stony Brook will face No. 3 Towson in its home opener at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday, September 28. The game will broadcasted on Champions Radio 96.9 & 107.1 FM.