Maysonet, Stony Brook garner conference, national awards

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Oct. 1, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. - Senior Miguel Maysonet of the Stony Brook football team was named Big South Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this year, the conference announced on Monday afternoon.

Maysonet, who rushed for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns, also was named a College Sporting News National All-Star for his efforts.

The Walter Payton Award candidate is 47 yards shy of breaking Conte Cuttino's school record for career rushing yards (3,607) after only 29 games. Maysonet is 73 away from breaking Rashad Jennings' Big South record of 3,633.

The Stony Brook defense garnered the Big South's defensive honors after holding Army's high-powered rushing attack to 273 yards, 126 below its FBS-leading 399 ypg. The Seawolves kept Army out of the endzone for the first time in 17 games. Senior Dan Mulrooney made four tackles, including a stop of Black Knights QB Trent Steelman on fourth-and-one from the four. Mulrooney also recorded one of Stony Brook's four fumble recoveries.

Senior Wesley Skiffington, who was named the Big South Special Teams Player of the Week, connected on three field goals, including a 44-yarder as time expired in the first half. He's nailed all six field-goal attempts and is 17 of 17 on PATs. For his career, Skiffington has 264 points.

Stony Brook jumped five spots in both national polls on Monday, sitting 13th in the FCS Coaches and Sports Network rankings.