Senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) rushed for a career-high 233 yards and two touchdowns and senior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.) passed for 181 yards and two touchdowns as the No. 11 Stony Brook football team (6-1, 2-0 Big South) held off Coastal Carolina (2-4, 0-1), 27-21, at Brooks Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Maysonet recorded his second 200-yard game of the season, breaking off runs of 64 and 58 yards, respectively.
Senior Kevin Norrell (Los Angeles, Calif.) was spectacular again, catching seven passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. Senior Jordan Gush (Richardson, Texas) had two receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown.
A costly fumble by Coastal Carolina's Matt Hazel at Stony Brook 16 was recovered by senior Dominick Reyes (Hesperia, Calif.). Despite a four-and-out series from the Seawolves, the Chanticleers could did not get a first down and Stony Brook held on for the victory.
1st 12:06 CCU Bennett 24 yd pass from Hillary (Catron kick), 8-75, 2:54, 0-7
"We didn't do anything special; we just executed the game plan. We ran extremely hard in the second half. We had some great blocking up front in a game that went down to the wire."
The Numbers Game
Coastal Carolina's first-quarter touchdown was just the second score Stony Brook has allowed in the first 15 minutes of a game. The Seawolves have outscored their opponents, 90-14, after one quarter of play through seven games.
Senior Wesley Skiffington, who entered the game 6-for-6 on field goals, missed two field goals (27 & 39).
Junior Marcus Coker went for a season-long rush of 18 yards in the second quarter.
Coastal and Stony Brook combined to throw 16 straight completions before an incompletion midway through the second quarter.
Senior Kevin Norrell totaled 100 receiving yards in the first half for a second straight game.
Senior Kyle Essington threw his first incompletion of the game on his eighth attempt. He started the game 7-for-7 for 156 yards and two TDs.
Senior Miguel Maysonet's third-quarter run of 58 yards made it three seasons with 1,000 rushing yards.
Stony Brook will host Gardner-Webb on Saturday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m. The Seawolves are 3-1 all-time against the Runnin' Bulldogs, including a 76-28 win in Boiling Springs last season.