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Saturday, October 18, 2014

#Seawolves win third straight, defeat Elon, 20-3

Final Stats 

Elon, N.C. - Behind a strong running attack and sound defense, the Stony Brook football team earned its third straight victory with a 20-3 win over Elon Saturday at Rhodes Stadium.

Sophomore Stacey Bedell (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) led all players with 118 yards and a touchdown. The Seawolves (4-4, 3-1 CAA) ran for 181 yards as the team ran 47 plays on the ground to 13 passes.
Senior James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.) added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
The defense, which ranks first in Division I in total defense (216.3), FBS or FCS, held Elon (1-6, 0-3) to 250 yards of total offense, with 72 yards coming on the Phoenix's final drive.
Redshirt freshman Marvin Hart (Minneola, Fla.) recorded two of Stony Brook's three interceptions.
Scoring Drives
• EU Gallagher 41 yd field goal, 5-18, 2:00, 0-3
• SBU Bedell 39 yd run (Ball kick), 7-75, 4:17. 7-3
• SBU Coxson 18 yd pass from Bednarski (Ball kick), 6-44, 3:11, 14-3
• SBU Kenner 3 yd run (Ball kick failed), 7-43, 3:10, 20-3
Quotes . . .
Head Coach Chuck Priore - "We wanted to control the wind in the first half and keep them off the field. We ran the ball effectively; we just couldn't get the passing game off the ground. Our defense played well. They're a good passing team with the ability to move the ball well. You can't blitz them because of their effective passing game. We needed to control the other aspects defensively, which I thought we did."
News & Notes
• Today's contest was the 100th career game for head coach Chuck Priore at Stony Brook. He's 56-44 in nine-plus seasons.
• Stony Brook ran 17 straight plays on the ground before a 15-yard pass play early in the second quarter.
• Bedell extended his consecutive games streak with a rushing touchdown to five. He also totaled his second straight game with 100 rushing yards and fourth out of the last five.
• Stony Brook has not allowed an opponent to score in double figures for a Division I program-record three straight games. In 1985, Stony Brook posted three shutouts in a row, allowed six points and another shutout.
• Hart's third-quarter interception was #Seawolves sixth in as many games.
• This was the third meeting between Elon and Stony Brook. The Phoenix lead the series, 2-1.
• During Stony Brook's three-game winning streak, opponents have been outscored 53-13 and have not scored in the second half.
• Senior Luke Allen (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) booted a school-record 72-yard punt in the fourth quarter.

Up Next
Stony Brook will head to New England to face No. 5 New Hampshire (5-1, 3-0) on Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Patience and suffocating defense play out well for Stony Brook

By Greg Logan, Newsday
Some teams have explosive offenses like, say, TCU and Baylor, who combined for 119 points Saturday. Stony Brook comes at things from the opposite direction.
The Seawolves "exploded" on defense Saturday night at LaValle Stadium, destroying a Maine offense that virtually gave up trying to run the ball and holding the Black Bears to just 35 yards of offense over the final three quarters. After a slow start, Stony Brook's offense finally broke out for 16 second-half points on the way to a 19-7 Colonial Athletic Association victory before 5,842 fans.
Quarterback Conor Bednarski came out throwing after halftime to lead two touchdown drives, completing 14 of 20 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown. Running back Stacey Bedell carried 23 times for 127 yards and one TD, and James Kenner added 89 yards on 17 carries.
But the Seawolves (3-4, 2-1 CAA) really controlled the game on defense. Maine (2-4, 1-2) totaled 135 yards on offense and rushed only 14 times for 18 yards. SBU made eight tackles for loss, including three sacks.
The Seawolves came into the game hoping to build off the momentum of their 14-3 CAA win a week earlier at Towson. But the hallmarks of their early-season troubles -- big-play breakdowns on defense and a stuttering, mistake-prone offense -- showed themselves early.
SBU won the coin toss, but coach Chuck Priore deferred to put his No. 1 FCS defense on the field first only to see it backfire.
On Maine's second play from scrimmage, tight end Jeremy Salmon split left and was uncovered as he ran a straight "go" route, gathered in a perfectly thrown deep ball from quarterback Dan Collins and completed the 73-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead just 50 seconds into the game.
Stony Brook responded by going three-and-out on its first three possessions, managing to lose 5 penalty yards on three first-down plays. The Seawolves made their initial first down with just under two minutes left in the opening quarter but stalled at the Maine 39 before punter Luke Ball's kick was downed at the Black Bears' 1.
Maine's Collins threw three incompletions, and the Seawolves got the ball back at the Black Bears' 40-yard line. Kenner provided a spark with two first-down runs of 7 yards each but returned to the bench as the drive bogged down at the Maine 5-yard line, setting up a 22-yard field goal by Przemyslaw Popek to cut Stony Brook's deficit to 7-3.
The Seawolves' next drive stalled at the Maine 33 after two more penalties and they went to the locker room trailing by four points. But Stony Brook's defense held Maine to just 4 yards in the second quarter, forcing Collins to miss on seven of his last eight passes of the half, including an interception by SBU cornerback Davonte Anderson that was the 15th of his career, tying the program's Division I record.
When the second half opened, it was as if the Seawolves' offense unleashed all its pent-up frustration. Bednarski completed three straight passes to three different receivers covering 41 yards. On the fourth play, Bedell broke several tackles on a 24-yard scoring run that gave Stony Brook a 10-7 lead. It was the first third-quarter score of the season by the Seawolves.
Their second third-quarter score came with 2:38 left in the period at the end of a 10-play, 77-yard drive that was virtually mistake-free. Kenner carried five times for 31 yards, and Bednarski completed all three passes he attempted, ending with a 10-yard TD pass to tight end Will Tye, who was wide open on a throwback to the opposite side. Popek missed the extra point, leaving the Seawolves with a 16-7 lead. Popek added a 35-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WUSB announces 2014-15 #Seawolves Basketball Schedule

WUSB has announced it's 2014-15 Basketball Schedule on Wednesday...The longtime Sports Broadcast HOME of Stony Brook University will broadcast many Stony Brook Men's and Women's Basketball games throughout the season...The #Seawolves will open the brand-new Stony Brook Arena on the weekend of November 14-15 and WUSB will broadcast the men's game against Columbia on Friday and the women's game against Saint Peter's on Saturday...

Longtime WUSB broadcasters and Stony Brook alums Jeff Bernstein and Curt Hylton will once again cover the #Seawolves throughout the season, with newcomer Joe Soccoa...for more information on WUSB Sports Radio, check out www.wusb.fm/sports or @WUSBSportsRadio on Twitter and Instagram

11-Oct SAT. MAINE 6:45 p.m. FB
8-Nov SAT. JMU 12:45 p.m. FB
14-Nov FRI. COLUMBIA 6:55 p.m. MBB
15-Nov SAT. URI 12:45 p.m. FB
15-Nov SAT. SAINT PETERS 6:45 p.m. WBB
21-Nov FRI. at Hofstra 6:45 p.m. MBB
22-Nov SAT. at UAlbany 3:15 p.m. FB
23-Nov SUN. U.S.M.M.A 1:45 p.m. MBB
24-Nov MON. BRADLEY 6:45 p.m. WBB
27-Nov THR LIU at MSG 3:45 p.m. MBB
29-Nov SAT. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 1:45 p.m. MBB
30-Nov SUN. at Iona 1:45 p.m. WBB
3-Dec WED. at SFNY 6:55 p.m. WBB
6-Dec SAT. at Princeton 4:15 p.m. MBB
13-Dec SAT. at Providence 11:45 a.m. MBB
19-Dec FRI. LAFAYETTE 6:45 p.m. WBB
21-Dec SUN. LOYOLA (MD.) 1:45 p.m. MBB
23-Dec TUE. AMERICAN 6:45 p.m. MBB
28-Dec SUN. at Washington 7:45 p.m. MBB
29-Dec MON. NORFOLK STATE 2:15 p.m. WBB
3-Jan SAT. NEW HAMPSHIRE 11:45 a.m. WBB
3-Jan SAT. NEW HAMPSHIRE 2:00 p.m. WBB
6-Jan TUE. at Columbia 6:45 p.m. MBB
14-Jan WED. UMBC 6:55 p.m. MBB
17-Jan SAT. MAINE 1:45 p.m. WBB
19-Jan MON. UALBANY 6:45 p.m. MBB
25-Jan SUN. BINGHAMTON 1:45 p.m. WBB
28-Jan WED. HARTFORD 6:55 p.m. MBB
29-Jan THR. HARTFORD 6:45 p.m. WBB
7-Feb SAT. VERMONT 6:45 p.m. MBB
11-Feb WED. UMBC 6:55 p.m. WBB
14-Feb SAT. MAINE 1:45 p.m. MBB
17-Feb TUE. at UALBANY 6:45 p.m. MBB
18-Feb WED. UMASS-LOWELL 6:55 p.m. WBB
21-Feb SAT. BINGHAMTON 1:45 p.m. MBB
22-Feb SUN. UALBANY 3:45 p.m. WBB
25-Feb WED. UMASS-LOWELL 6:55 p.m. MBB
28-Feb SAT. at Hartford 6:45 p.m. MBB
1-Mar SUN. at Hartford 1:45 p.m. WBB