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Head Coach Chuck Priore and quarterback Michael Coulter
 
Head Coach Chuck Priore and quarterback Michael Coulter
 
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Dec. 10, 2010

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook football team will open the 2011 season at University of Texas at El Paso, head coach Chuck Priore announced on Friday. The Seawolves will travel to face the Miners on September 3.

"This is a great opportunity for our team to play another FBS school," Priore said. "It also is a chance for our fans and alumni to watch our team play in a storied venue like the Sun Bowl."

Stony Brook returns eight offensive and nine defensive starters to a team that won its second straight share of the Big South Conference title. Eight players earned all-conference honors, including first-team selections in sophomore Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.), junior Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.), who are the only two players from one team to rush for more than 1,000 yards in Division I this season.

UTEP, which went 6-6 this season, is a member of Conference USA. The Miners will face BYU in the New Mexico Bowl next Saturday.

The Sun Bowl, home of UTEP football, will host a bowl game for the 77th time. Notre Dame will take on Miami in El Paso on December 31.