#Seawolves fall to No. 22 New Hampshire, 31-13

Junior Will Tye recorded his first collegiate touchdown against New Hampshire

Oct. 26, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

The Stony Brook football team fell to No. 22 New Hampshire, 31-13, Saturday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Junior James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.) recorded career-highs of 26 carries and 113 yards, including a season-long run of 24 yards.  Junior Will Tye (Middletown, Conn.) scored on an eight-yard touchdown, the first of his collegiate career.

New Hampshire's Justin Mello totaled 110 receiving yards and three touchdowns.  Chris Setian also scored on a one-yard run.

Down 19-6 after Mike MacArthur's field goal, a 21-yard kick return from sophomore Jamie Williams (Hamilton, N.J.) to the SBU 38 to set the Seawolves (3-4, 1-3 CAA) up with their best field position of the night.  On second and three from the 45, Kenner gained 24 yards on a run up the middle.  One play later, senior Lyle Negron (Bakersfield, Calif.) hit junior Adrian Coxson (Baltimore, Md.) for a 24-yard gain to set up first and goal from the 6.  Two plays later, Negron connected with Tye on a post route to cut the deficit to 19-13.

Sean Goldrich threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mello on the ensuing drive to make it 25-13.  After the Seawolves went three-and-out, New Hampshire (4-3, 3-1) drove 70 yards in three plays, capped by a 36-yard touchdown pass to Mello.

Senior Graham Ball (Lynn Haven, Fla.) hit two field goals in the first half.  

Senior Adrian Coxson (Baltimore, Md.) led the Seawolves with 68 receiving yards.



Scoring Drives

• 1st 8:13 SBU Ball 21 yd field goal, 15-71, 6:47, 0-3
• 1st 5:13 UNH Team Safety, 2-3
• 1st 2:39 UNH Mello 23 yd pass from Goldrich (MacArthur kick), 8-61, 2:28, 9-3
• 2nd 9:37 UNH Setian 1 yd run (MacArthur kick), 7-51, 2:33, 16-3
• 2nd 2:41 SBU Ball 39 yd field goal, 11-48, 5:19, 16-6
• 3rd 7:03 UNH MacArthur 33 yd field goal, 5-19, 1:24, 19-6
• 3rd 3:33 SBU Tye 8 yd pass from Negron (Ball kick), 7-62, 3:25, 19-13
• 3rd 0:00 UNH Mello 15 yd pass from Goldrich (Goldrich pass failed), 9-75, 3:27, 25-13
• 4th 11:20 UNH Mello 36 yd pass from Goldrich (MacArthur kick failed), 3-70, 1:24, 31-13

Quotes ...

Chuck Priore - "We can't mistakes against a quality team like New Hampshire.  We're close, but we've got to improve our efficiency.  I'm not upset at our effort.  I'm more upset at some of the mistakes.  I definitely think we're capable of getting to where we want to be."

James Kenner - "We executed our game plan.  I thought our offensive line did a great job, but we've got to improve in those situations deep in the other team's territory.  We have to attack defenses harder and faster."

Kevin Hauter - "We played them tough and physical.  We didn't do anything different today that we try to do every week which is make plays.  The game was close but we were unable to stop them."

Reggie Francklin - "I thought we had them stopped a bunch of times, but we missed out on some key tackles and committed penalties.  You can't do that against a team like New Hampshire."

News & Notes
• New Hampshire leads the all-time series, 2-0.
Lyle Negron has attempted 192 passes through seven games, which is 13 less than Kyle Essington threw in 12 games last season (205).
• Stony Brook had won three straight games coming off the bye week.
• The Seawolves also had won 13 straight games in the month of October, a span that stretched back to October 23, 2010.
• Prior to tonight, Stony Brook has not allowed an opposing quarterback to pass for more than 145 yards in the last four games
Graham Ball hit two field goals for a second straight game.
James Kenner's accounted for 113 rushing yards, becoming the first Seawolf to rush for 100 yards this season since Marcus Coker (115) against Buffalo.
Lyle Negron has thrown a touchdown pass in six of seven games this season.
• The 336 yards of total offense recorded by New Hampshire were the fewest allowed by a Wildcats opponent.
• Stony Brook's four sacks were a season high. 

Up Next

• Stony Brook will head north to face No. 14 Maine on Saturday, November 2.