Football opens Big South play vs. Charleston Southern Saturday
Oct. 1, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
2012 Stony Brook Football
Game #6: #13 Stony Brook Seawolves (4-1) vs. Charleston Southern Buccaneers (1-3)
Sat., Oct. 6 • Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium • Stony Brook, N.Y. • 6 p.m.
Stony Brook Seawolves (4-1)
Charleston Southern Buccaneers (1-3)
Kickoff: After recording its first victory over an FBS opponent, the Stony Brook football team opens Big South Conference play today against Charleston Southern. The Seawolves, who joined the conference for the start of the 2008 season, are 19-4 all-time in conference play. Stony Brook ended non-conference play with a 23-3 victory over Army on September 29. Senior Miguel Maysonet rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns and senior Wesley Skiffington connected on three field goals, including a 45-yarder as time expired in the first half. Army was held without a touchdown for the first time since November 20, 2010, a span of 17 games. Mike Solano, Curt Hylton and Jeff Bernstein will broadcast the action on WUSB 90.1 FM and GoSeawolves.org.
Opponent: Charleston Southern snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 23-20 win over Shorter University on September 22. Junior Malcolm Dixon completed only two passes, but one was a 46-yard score to Chase Jones in the second quarter. Dixon, who’s tied for the team-lead with two touchdowns, also ran for a 13-yard score. Redshirt sophomore Zac Johnston leads the Buccaneers with 27 tackles.
Series: Stony Brook leads the all-time series, 3-1. In last year’s meeting, Miguel Maysonet (182) and Brock Jackolski combined to rush for 356 yards and six touchdowns in a 50-31 win. Maysonet scored on runs of 59, 3, 12 and 43 yards as he set the Stony Brook record for career rushing touchdowns with his third score. One of Stony Brook’s four losses in Big South play came against Charleston Southern in 2009 (30-27 OT).
Maysonet Approaching History: After an epic 220-yard rushing performance last week against Army, Miguel Maysonet is only 47 yards away from breaking Conte Cuttino’s school record of 3,607 yards. Moreover, Maysonet is only 73 yards shy of topping former Liberty running back and current Jacksonville Jaguar Rashad Jennings’ Big South record of 3,633 yards.
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 fourth moment is Matt Weeks’ 18-yard field goal with four seconds left to beat Bucknell in the 2005 season opener. Weeks, who was playing in his first collegiate game, connected on the field goal after three consecutive timeouts called by the Bison. Former head coach Sam Kornhauser, who retired following the 2005 season, earned his 100th career victory that night.