Football looks to win two straight, hosts Pace Saturday
Sept. 3, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
2012 Stony Brook Football
Game #2: #17 Stony Brook Seawolves (1-0) vs. Pace Setters (0-1)
Sat., Sept. 8 • Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium • Stony Brook, N.Y. • 6 p.m.
Stony Brook Seawolves (1-0)
Pace Setters (0-1)
Kickoff: The Stony Brook football team will look to win two straight to start the season when it hosts Division II Pace Saturday evening at LaValle Stadium. A win over the Setters would give the Seawolves a 2-0 record to start 2012. The last time Stony Brook started 2-0 was back in 2007 after it defeated Georgetown and Bucknell.
The Opponent: Pace, out of the Northeast-10 Conference, dropped its season opener at Bentley, 42-0. Junior Jordan Raynor completed 21 of 37 passes for 204 yards. Sophomore Blair Wynn led the rushing attack with 37 yards. Senior Matt Tarpley, a transfer from Mississippi, caught seven passes for 92 yards, including a 42-yarder in the fourth quarter. Seniors Vincent Romano (11) and David Lopez combined to make 21 tackles.
The Series: Stony Brook leads the all-time series, 10-2, which dates back to 1986. The Setters won two of the first three games of the series, but of the last nine Stony Brook wins, two have been by way of a shutout. The last meeting came in 1998, Stony Brook's final season in Division II.
Raymond M. Downey Heroes Classic: Saturday’s game is the 11th annual Raymond M. Downey Heroes Classic. The game is played in honor of Chief Downey, who died in the line of duty while saving others on September 11, 2001. Chief Downey’s son, Chuck, is one of the greatest players in Stony Brook football history. Downey still owns 15 NCAA records, 25 years after his last game, including the Division III record for punt returns for touchdowns (7). Chuck continues to follow in his father’s footsteps, serving as a Battalion Chief with the FDNY.
10th Anniversary of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium: In honor of the 10th anniversary of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the Department of Athletics will unveil a Moment of the Year for each of the six home games. The second moment is Stony Brook’s 30-23, double overtime win over Maine, the first over a full-scholarship program. Conte Cuttino rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score in double overtime. Luke Gaddis nailed a 40-yard field goal with two seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 20. After Stony Brook took the lead, 30-23, Chris Brevi intercepted Adam Farkes, sending the Homecoming crowd of 7,328 into a frenzy.
Next Week's Game: Stony Brook will travel upstate to face Syracuse on September 15. The game will be televised live on SNY at 4:00 p.m. The next home game is Saturday, September 22 against Colgate. The game against the Raiders will be Wolfstock, the culmination of the University’s annual week of Homecoming activities.