Seawolves Continue Dominance Over Red Flash
Oct 5, 2002
LORETTO, Pa. - Stony Brook senior quarterback Scott Bard threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Seawolves to a 24-14 victory over Saint Francis (0-4, 0-2 NEC) in Northeast Conference football action on Saturday at the Pine Bowl.
Bard fired scoring scoring strikes to freshman Shon Brownlee (18 yards) and junior Londre Blocker (17 yards). He finished the game 17-for-33 for 189 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Seawolves other points came on a 23-yard scoring run by junior Ken Lockhart and a 27-yard field goal by junior Mike Soto.
The loss overshadowed an outstanding afternoon for Red Flash junior tailback Michael Hall, who rushed for a season-high 112 yards on 21 carries. It was Hall's third career 100-yard rushing performance.
Stony Brook (3-1, 2-1 NEC) scored 17 points in the second quarter to push out to a 17-0 lead at the half before the Red Flash came storming back. Saint Francis senior strong safety Daunte Neal forced and recovered a fumble by Bard early in the third quarter, setting the Red Flash up at the Seawolves' 16-yard line. Five plays later, SFU rookie quarterback Bo Border plunged across the goalline from a yard out to trim the Stony Brook lead to 10, 17-7.
On the ensuing possession, Bard again turned the ball over, tossing an interception to Red Flash freshman linebacker Michael Craig, who raced 25 yards untouched to pull Saint Francis within three, 17-14.
Stony Brook's defense would rise to the occasion, however, limiting the
Red Flash to 197 yards of total offense on the afternoon, to preserve
the victory. The Seawolves scored an insurance touchdown, when Bard
connected with Blocker with 3:51 remaining in the game to set the final.
Lockhart finished the game with 78 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.
Border, who came on in relief of Red Flash sophomore starter Kevin McCray, finished the afternoon seven-for-15 for 79 yards and an interception.