Senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) totaled 196 yards of total offense and three scores and senior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.) passed for 188 yards and three touchdowns as the Stony Brook football team topped Central Connecticut, 49-17, in the season opener for both teams.
Maysonet ran for scores of 84 and five yards and caught a 25-yard TD. Essington also threw a TD pass to senior Kevin Norrell (Los Angeles, Calif.) and junior Adrian Coxson (Baltimore, Md.).
Coach Chuck Priore's reaction "It was a good win in a good atmosphere. I thought our defense played really fast early on. Overall, we played our brand of football."
Miguel Maysonet's comments On the 84-yard TD run ... (Mike) Lisi made a nice block, and as I saw the defender coming at me, I leaped over him. I kind of got tired at the end, but Adrian Coxson helped me into the end zone.
Kyle Essington's comments On having a two-back system ... Having guys like Miguel and Marcus (Coker) really relieves a lot of pressure on myself. We have a lot of returners and playmakers, so my job is to get the ball to them and let them make plays.