Essington's 5 TDs lead Stony Brook past Charleston Southern

Senior Miguel Maysonet became the Stony Brook and Big South all-time leading rusher Saturday night against Charleston Southern

Oct. 6, 2012

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Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Senior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif) tied a school-record with five touchdown passes as the Stony Brook football team (5-1, 1-0) won its seven straight Big South game with a 49-7 victory over Charleston Southern (1-4, 0-1) at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Saturday.

Essington was 13 of 19 for 263 yards, completing all of his attempts to senior Kevin Norrell (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Jordan Gush (Richardson, Texas).  Norrell tied a career-best wih eight catches and set career-highs with 214 yards and two touchdowns.  Gush totaled five catches for 49 yards and a career-best three touchdowns.

Senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) became the Stony Brook and Big South's all-time leading rusher, accounting for 88 yards.  Maysonet, who entered the game with 3,561 yards, broke Conte Cuttino's school mark of 3,607 yards and Rashad Jennings' conference total of 3,633 yards.

The Stony Brook defense, which has allowed 20 points in the last 10 quarters, accounted for eight tackles for loss, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Scoring Drives

  • 1st SBU Norrell 29 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 6-57, 2:32, 7-0
  • 2nd SBU Maysonet 1 yd run (Skiffington kick), 6-59, 3:15, 14-0
  • 2nd CSU Hunt 28 yd pass from Dixon (Deboy kick), 9-76, 4:30, 14-7
  • 2nd SBU Gush 1 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 8-74, 4:42, 21-7
  • 2nd SBU Norrell 8 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 4-76, 1:58, 28-7
  • 3rd SBU Gush 4 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 1-4, 0:04, 35-7
  • 3rd SBU Gush 27 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 9-78, 5:08, 42-7
  • 3rd SBU Coker 1 yd rush (Skiffington kick), 4-19, 2:11, 49-7



Chuck Priore on passing early in the game ... 

  • "I told Kyle (Essington) we might be passing more based on what we saw on film.  The ability of this offense is its balance.  As long as we continue to do what's working, I'm content.

QB Kyle Essington on his game ...

  • "Charleston Southern was crashing the run early, so I saw the deep ball was going to be open."

RB Miguel Maysonet on breaking two records ...

  • "I know my name will be attached to the records, but it's the offensive line and tight ends and fullbacks as much as it is mine.  The team gets the plays done."

WR Kevin Norrell on being Essington's go-to receiver ...

  • "I do what I have to do to get open.  I know Kyle will put the ball where it's supposed to go."

The Numbers Game

  • Stony Brook has outscored its opponents, 83-7, in the first quarter.
  • Prior to Charleston Southern's second-quarter touchdown, Stony Brook had not allowed a touchdown in six straight quarters.
  • Kevin Norrell totaled career-highs of 175 receiving yards and two touchdowns, both in the first half alone.
  • Miguel Maysonet's 28-yard run in the third quarter broke Conte Cuttino's school record of 3,607 yards.  Maysonet entered tonight's contest with 3,561 rushing yards.  Maysonet also became the first player in Big South history to rush for a touchdown in the first six games of a season.
  • Reginald Francklin and Julian Quintin each recorded their first career interception.
  • The Division I school record for receiving yards in a game is 216, set by Londre Blocker against Wagner in 2001.
  • The last time a Stony Brook player had 200 receiving yards was Lynell Suggs (200) against Albany on October, 6 2007.

Up Next

  • Stony Brook will head south to face Coastal Carolina on Saturday, October 13 at 3:30 p.m.  The game will be televised live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.