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Aug 28, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

In the 19th installment of #SeawolvesSnaps, GoSeawolves.org previews Maine, which Stony Brook defeated in 2007 in the first overtime game at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. For season tickets, please call (631) 632-WOLF or CLICK HERE

Team: Maine Black Bears

2012 Record: 5-6, 4-4 CAA Football

Coach: Jack Cosgrove, 21st season at UM

Returning Starters: 7/4 (offense); 8/3 (defense)

Series History: Series tied 1-1

Last Meeting: After beating Maine in 2007, 30-23, in double overtime, Stony Brook lost to the Black Bears, 28-13, in Orono, the site of this year's game.  Maine recorded seven sacks and forced four turnovers.

Scouting the Offense: Senior quarterback Marcus Wasilewski passed for nearly 2,400 yards and 21 touchdowns last season.  Maine lost its top receiver to graduation, but returns Long Island native Damarr Aultman, a junior who led the team with six touchdowns, and senior Justin Perillo, a preseason first team All-CAA selection.  Senior Derrick Johnson, who had 346 receiving yards, also returns. Senior Rickey Stevens led the Black Bears with 830 rushing yards last season.  Maine will need to replace three offensive linemen.  Seniors Jeff Gakos and Joseph Hook will lead Maine up front.  

Scouting the Defense: Senior Michael Cole, who played in only five games last season, had seven sacks.  In three seasons, he has 21 sacks, just 6.5 shy of the school record. Sophomore Michael Kozlakowski also returns to help the defensive line that graduated two starters. Senior Troy Eastman had 64 tackles last year.  The strength of the defense lies in the secondary where Maine returns three starters led by junior Khari Al-Mateen.

2013 Schedule
Aug. 31 at Norfolk State
Sept. 7 at Massachusetts
Sept. 14 vs. Bryant
Sept. 21 at Northwestern
Oct. 5 vs. Delaware
Oct. 19 vs. William & Mary
Oct. 26 at Villanova
Nov. 2 vs. Stony Brook
Nov. 9 at Albany
Nov. 16 vs. Rhode Island
Nov. 23 at New Hampshire
* CAA Football Game



Did You Know? Stony Brook's win over Maine in 2007 was the Seawolves first over a full-scholarship program.