Stony Brook beats Gardner-Webb behind team effort

Senior Wesley Skiffington nailed a career-long 48-yard field goal to open the scoring for Stony Brook against Gardner-Webb

Oct. 20, 2012

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Senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) totaled 244 yards and two touchdowns and the Stony Brook defense held Gardner-Webb to 111 yards in the second half as the No. 10 Seawolves topped the Bulldogs, 41-10, before a crowd of more than 5,500 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday.

Maysonet ran for 169 yards and a touchdown and had a 75-yard kick return for a touchdown.  

Junior Grant Nakwaasah (Richardson, Texas) led the Seawolves defense with nine tackles.  The Seawolves accounted for 13 tackles for loss, including six sacks.    

It was the fifth straight win for Stony Brook (7-1, 3-0), which has won its first three games in Big South play for a fourth straight season.  Since Stony Brook joined the Big South for the start of the 2008 season, the Seawolves are 22-4, with only one home loss.

Scoring Drives

  • 1st 6:15 SBU Skiffington 48 yd field goal, 8-39, 4:29, 0-3
  • 1st 0:52 SBU Maysonet 52 yd run (Skiffington kick), 6-72, 3:10, 0-10
  • 2nd 11:18 GWU Austin 25 yd field goal, 10-76, 4:29, 3-10
  • 2nd 3:28 SBU Skiffington 45 yd field goal, 14-47, 6:22, 3-13
  • 3rd 14:48 SBU Maysonet 75 yd kick return, 3-20
  • 3rd 13:29 GWU Hubbard 47 yd run (Austin kick), 4-65, 1:19, 10-20
  • 3rd 8:51 SBU Norrell 30 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 9-71, 4:36, 10-27
  • 4th 11:19 SBU Coker 1 yd run (Skiffington kick), 10-71, 5:32, 10-34
  • 4th 7:35 SBU Norrell 27 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 3-56, 1:30, 10-41

Chuck Priore ... 

  • "I thought we had good focus all week.  We practice hard and were prepared to be successful.  The key to success is taking care of what we need to do Sunday through Friday.  Saturdays are supposed to be fun."

Miguel Maysonet  ....

  • "Scoring on the kick return allowed our offense to rest.  I don't try to do anything other than do my part to help this team win."
Dominick Reyes on his intereception ... 
  • "I saw that play during our film study and had a good feeling on that play.  I jumped in front of the receiver."
Junior Solice on getting pressure on the quarterback  ...
  • "We just wanted to keep pressuring their quarterback.  I thought that would give us an edge."

News & Notes

  • Wesley Skiffington's 48-yard field goal in the first quarter is a career-long.
  • Miguel Maysonet became the first player in Big South history with 4,000 rushing yards with a 19-yard run in the third quarter.
  • Maysonet recorded the first special teams touchdown of his career with the 75-yard return.  Including rushing and receiving, he has 44 touchdowns as a Seawolf.
  • Kevin Norrell (111 yards) has led the team in receiving in each game this season.
  • Stony Brook recorded a season-high six sacks, led by 1.5 from Junior Solice.
  • Norrell recorded at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown for a third straight game.
  • In the all-time series, Stony Brook has outscored Gardner-Webb, 172-41, over the last three games. 

Up Next

  • Stony Brook will head to South Carolina to face Presbyterian on Saturday, October 27.  The game will be shown live on ESPN3 at 1:00 p.m.