No. 23 Seawolves fall to No. 2 Towson, 35-21
Sept. 28, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
The No. 23 Stony Brook football team led No. 2 Towson 21-10 at halftime, but the Tigers outscored the Seawolves, 25-0, after halftime for a 35-21 victory. After rushing for a season-low 87 yards at Villanova last week, Stony Brook was strong with its running attack, rushing 43 times for 142 yards.
Juniors James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.) and Jameel Poteat (Harrisburg, Pa.) were featured early in the Seawolves' attack as the duo combined for 53 of a 78-yard drive, capped by a 2-yard touchdown from Kenner.
On the second play of Towson's first series, senior Jawara Dudley (Roosevelt, N.Y.) sat in coverage and picked off quarterback Peter Athens. After Dudley's interception return to the Towson 5, Poteat ran it in from there to give Stony Brook (1-3, 1-2 CAA) a 14-0 lead.
After the Tigers (5-0, 1-0) cut the lead to 14-10, the Stony Brook offense methodically moved the ball down the field. Senior quarterback Lyle Negron (Bakersfield, Calif.) went 4 of 4 on the Seawolves' final drive of the half, including a 4-yard strike to senior Malcolm Eugene (Huntington, N.Y.) for the touchdown.
Stony Brook took a 21-17 lead into the fourth quarter. Just seconds into the quarter, D.J. Soven hit a 51-yard field goal to get the Tigers within one. On Towson's next drive, Darius Victor scored on a 31-yard touchdown followed by a two-point conversion to give the Tigers their first lead of the game, 28-21.
A 43-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown from Donnell Lewis made it 35-21.
Towson running back Terrance West had 150 yards on 26 carries.
Kenner finished the game with 87 yards and Poteat totaled 72. Negron was 12 of 16 for 118 yards.
Junior Jameel Poteat - "Coach told us in last Sunday's meeting that we're going to get back to what we do well, which is running the football. Running the ball is what we do. The offensive line did a heck of a job tonight. With Marcus (Coker) and Jamie (Williams) out, it was up to James and I to step up."
Junior James Kenner - "Coach told me my chance would come. I tried to make the most out of the opportunity and stay focused."
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