No. 10 Football hosts Gardner-Webb Saturday at 4 p.m.
Oct. 15, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
2012 Stony Brook Football
Game #8: #10 Stony Brook Seawolves (6-1, 2-0) vs. Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (1-5, 0-1)
Sat., Oct. 20 • Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium • Stony Brook, N.Y. • 4:00 p.m.
Stony Brook Seawolves (6-1)
Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (1-5)
Kickoff: After holding off Coastal Carolina, the Stony Brook football team is home this week, hosting Gardner-Webb Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Mike Solano, Curt Hylton and Jeff Bernstein will have the call on WUSB 90.1 FM and GoSeawolves.org.
The Seawolves beat the Chanticleers, 27-21, behind a career-best 233 yards and two touchdowns from senior Miguel Maysonet. Coastal Carolina quarterback Aramis Hillary engineered Coastal’s second-to-last drive, a series similar to last year’s playoff game against Albany. On 1st and 10 from the 20, Hillary found Matt Hazel for a four-yard gain, but sophomore Christian Ricard came down on Hazel’s right elbow, forcing the fumble, and senior Dominick Reyes fell on the ball, ending Coastal’s drive. The Chanticleers had one more drive, but Hillary threw four incompletions.
Opponent: Gardner-Webb earned its first victory over the season with a 30-28 win over MidAmerica Nazarene last week. Seth Cranfill, who leads the Runnin’ Bulldogs with 27 catches and two touchdowns, scored on a 13-yard touchdown to help avoid the upset. Sophomore running back Juanne Blount has accounted for five of the team’s 14 touchdowns. Senior Kenny Little has totaled 317 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
Series: Stony Brook leads the all-time series, 3-1. In 2008, Gardner-Webb handed the Seawolves a one-point loss at home, Stony Brook’s only defeat at LaValle Stadium during conference play. SBU has outscored Gardner-Webb, 131-31, in the last two contests. Last season, Brock Jackolski set a school record with five touchdowns in a 76-28 victory. Senior Davonte Anderson picked off a school-record four Gardner-Webb passes in 2010.
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 fifth moment is Dominick Reyes’ game-saving interception to preserve a 31-28 win over UAlbany in the opening round of the Division I Football Championship. The Seawolves rallied from an 18-point deficit with three Brock Jackolski touchdowns in the second half. Following a timeout late in the fourth quarter, Great Danes quarterback Dan Di Lella rolled to his right, looking for Brian Parker in the back of the end zone. But cornerback D.J. Porter tipped Di Lella’s pass up in the air, and Reyes snatched it and kept his feet in bounds as Stony Brook held on for the victory. It was the Seawolves’ first playoff victory as they moved on to face Sam Houston State in the second round.