Maine holds off #Seawolves, 19-14
Nov. 2, 2013
Orono, Maine -
The Stony Brook football team rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit to take a late 14-13 lead, but were unable to complete the comeback in a 19-14 defeat at No. 10 Maine on Saturday at Alfond Stadium.
The Seawolves (3-5, 1-4 CAA) outrushed the Black Bears (8-1, 5-0 CAA), 184-70, and received 124 yards on the ground from junior James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.), who eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the second straight game.
Making its first trip to Orono since 2008, Stony Brook struggled to generate any offense in the first half and went into the locker room down 13-0. The Seawolves dominated the third quarter and quickly found their offensive stride, turning to their rushing attack early in the third quarter to cut into the deficit.
Kenner and freshman Tyler Fredericks (Lawrence, N.Y.) combined to rush for 39 yards on the first drive of the third quarter and two Maine penalties pushed the ball deep into Black Bear territory. On fourth and goal from the half-yard line, senior Lyle Negron (Bakersfield, Calif.) shuffled ahead for the touchdown to cut Maine's lead to 13-7.
Later in the quarter, the Seawolves faced a fourth and 10, but Negron hit junior Will Tye (Middletown, Conn.) over the middle to set up first and goal at the 10. Two plays later, Kenner ran it in for the score to give Stony Brook a 14-13 lead with 11:02 to play in the fourth quarter.
Both teams went three-and-out before Maine put together its best drive of the game. The Black Bears scored on a 24-yard fade to John Ebeling to make it 19-14. Senior Derrick Morgan (Germantown, Md.) picked off the two-point conversion.
On Stony Brook's second-to-last drive of the game, Kenner rushed for a 31-yard gain to the Maine 35, but the Seawolves were unable to convert.
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