Senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) rushed for a career-high 198 yards as the Stony Brook football team topped Colgate, 32-31, before a standing-room only crowd of 10,278 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday evening.
Junior Marcus Coker (Beltsville, Md.) led the Seawolves with two touchdowns. Senior Cedrick Moore (Lakewood, Calif.) made nine tackles, including a game-saving tackle on Jordan McCord after he gained 33 yards, giving Colgate a first down on the Stony Brook 12 early in the fourth quarter. The Raiders settled for a field goal for their only points of the quarter.
"Tonight's atmosphere was a special one. When you have fans that are in the seats during warm-ups, generally, it's going to be a great crowd."
"The biggest thing was not having a hangover after the Syracuse game. Good teams and good programs have the ability to overcome adversity."
The Numbers Game
Kyle Essington has thrown a first-quarter touchdown pass in each of the first four games this season.
Miguel Maysonet returned four kicks for 100 yards, including a career long of 52 yards.
Colgate averaged 235 rushing yards per game, but Stony Brook held the Raiders to 155.
Kevin Norrell has led Stony Brook in receiving in 10 of the last 12 games
Tonight's crowd of 10,278 is a new Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium record
News & Notes
After scoring 10 points and holding Colgate scoreless in the first quarter, Stony Brook is outscoring its opponents, 69-7, in first-quarter play.
Stony Brook trailed 21-17 at halftime, making it the first time the Seawolves have trailed after 30 minutes.
Maysonet recorded his 15th game with 100 rushing yards. He moved into third place (3,341) on the Big South's all-time rushing list, passing VMI's Sean Mizzer (3,223). The Walter Payton Award watchlist nominee is only 283 yards shy of breaking former Liberty and current Jacksonville Jaguar Rashad Jennings' conference record of 3,633.
Stony Brook travels to face Army (0-3) for the final non-conference game of the regular season. Next week's game will the Seawolves' fifth contest against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school.