Football routs Gardner-Webb, 76-28
Nov. 12, 2011
Boiling Springs, N.C. - Senior Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.) set a Big South record with five touchdowns as the Stony Brook football team routed Gardner-Webb, 76-28, Saturday at Spangler Stadium. The 76 points is a new Stony Brook and Big South record.
Stony Brook (7-3, 5-0) will face Liberty (7-3, 5-0) for the Big South Championship on Saturday, November 19 at 3:30. The winner will receive the conference's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs. The Seawolves, who claimed a share of the 2009 and 2010 Big South title, take on the Flames, who have won or tied for the conference title the last four seasons. Liberty has won two of the three meetings, with each team winning at home. The game will be played at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook.
Jackolski recorded four of his five touchdowns on the ground, scoring on runs of 1, 18, 53, 30 yards. He caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from junior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.), who was 13 of 26 for 190 yards and three touchdowns.
Jackolski finished the game with 14 carries for 107 yards. It was the third time this season a Stony Brook player has rushed for four touchdowns in a game. "We made the necessary adjustments in the second half," Jackolski said. "Matt Faiella and the offensive line played a key role in those adjustments."
Junior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) had 15 carries for 149 yards and a touchdown.
Essington threw touchdown passes to three different receivers, including an 8-yarder to junior Kevin Norrell (Los Angeles, Calif.), who led all receivers with five catches and 82 yards. Senior Matt Brevi (Tampa, Fla.) scored on a 30-yard touchdown.
Junior Wesley Skiffington (Brandon, Fla.) tied a Big South record with 10 made extra points, which is shared by two other players.
The win is the seventh straight for Stony Brook, a school record. The Seawolves have outscored the Runnin' Bulldogs, 131-31, the last two seasons.
The 76 points breaks the old school mark of 70, set in 1988 against Brooklyn College (70-20). The previous conference mark was set by Liberty (73) against VMI in 2007.
"I applaud this team for taking a one-game approach all season," coach Chuck Priore said. "Ever since the game at UTEP, this team has taken on the mentality of the next play. Our coaches have made the necessary adjustments, and our kids have executed them. Today was no different."
Stony Brook's defense was stellar the whole game. It forced six turnovers, including senior Al-Majid Hutchins' (East Orange, N.J.) 54-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Senior Donald Porter (Charles Town, W.Va.) had two interceptions, adding to his team-leading six picks. Junior Dan Mulrooney (Prospect, Conn.) had a game-high 12 tackles.