Oct. 12, 2013
Hamilton, N.Y. -
Junior Jameel Poteat (Harrisburg, Pa.) scored two touchdowns and sophomore Naim Cheeseboro (King of Prussia, Pa.) had a 52-yard interception for a touchdown as the Stony Brook football team (3-3) beat Colgate (1-5), 27-3, Saturday night at Andy Kerr Stadium.
It was head coach Chuck Priore's 50th victory at Stony Brook.
Stony Brook, which won the coin toss for a sixth straight game, used a 12-play, 70-yard drive, capped by a seven-yard score from Poteat, to take a 7-0 lead. After a Stony Brook three-and-out, senior Derrick Morgan (Germantown, Md.) stripped Colgate's John Quazza and senior Jawara Dudley (Roosevelt, N.Y.) recovered the fumble, giving Stony Brook the ball on the Raiders 31.
Despite a three-and-out, junior Graham Ball (Lynn Haven, Fla.) drilled a 40-yard field goal, the first of his career, to give the Seawolves a 10-0 lead.
Senior Lyle Negron (Bakersfield, Calif.), who was 18 of 30 for 196 yards, methodically drove Stony Brook down the field for another score. On 1st and 10 from the 13, junior James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.) ripped off an eight-yard gain followed by a 5-yard TD from Poteat to lift Stony Brook to a 17-0 lead.
With 3:59 to go in the first half, Colgate enjoyed its best drive of the half. Three plays into the drive, Cheeseboro stepped in front of receiver John Maddaluna and went untouched 52 yards for the score.
Colgate added a field goal in the fourth quarter. Ball hit a 32-yard field goal, recording his ninth point of the night.
Kenner led the rushing attack with 70 yards. Poteat added 54. Junior Will Tye (Middletown, Conn.) led all players with 70 receiving yards.
1st SBU 10:29 Poteat 7 yd run (Ball kick), 12-70, 4:31, 7-0
1st SBU 3:40 Ball 40 yd field goal, 5-8, 2:06, 10-0
2nd SBU 14:04 Poteat 5 yd run (Ball kick), 9-70, 3:35, 17-0
2nd SBU 2:08 Cheeseboro 52 yd INT return (Ball kick), 24-0
4th CU 8:30 Bowman 38 yd field goal, 14-50, 7:00, 24-3
4th SBU 3:12 Ball 32 yd field goal, 12-58, 5:08, 27-3
Chuck Priore - "I thought our first quarter was awesome. We out-muscled them when it counted. Our running backs finished their runs and we executed the game plan.
Priore on Naim Cheeseboro's INT - "We needed one of those. I thought his INT sealed the game for us."
Naim Cheeseboro - "I played the defense called and jumped the route. We wanted to come out and do our job and get to the bye week with a victory. We played our base defense and got them for some losses."
Jameel Poteat - "We wanted to come out and score and get all of the momentum we could. We wanted to play an up-tempo game."
Christian Ricard - "We played disciplined and fast and communicated. After starting 1-3, I think we're on a roll. We just need to stay humble and be hungry."
News & Notes
Stony Brook was 3 of 3 on third down on its first scoring drive of the game.
Stony Brook forced three straight three-and-outs to start the game.
Stony Brook out-gained Colgate, 141-22, in the first quarter.
Naim Cheeseboro's interception return for a touchdown was Stony Brook's first since October 3, 2009 when Cory Giddings had a 63-yard INT for a score against Presbyterian.
Lyle Negron had thrown 62 passes without an interception prior to his third quarter INT. He's completed no less than 60 percent of his passes in five of six games. Stony Brook is scoreless in the third quarter this season.
Since the start of the 2009 season, Stony Brook is 17-4 when allowing 300 yards of total offense or less.
Colgate did not reach Stony Brook territory until early in the fourth quarter.
Stony Brook out-gained Colgate, 351-219.
Today's win gives Stony Brook 13 straight victories in the month of October.
Stony Brook will enjoy its bye week before returning to CAA play at home against New Hampshire on Saturday, October 26 at 4 p.m.