Freshman Tyler Fredericks had a career-high 75 rushing yards
Nov. 2, 2013
Orono, Maine -
The Stony Brook football team rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit to take a late 14-13 lead, but were unable to complete the comeback in a 19-14 defeat at No. 10 Maine on Saturday at Alfond Stadium.
The Seawolves (3-5, 1-4 CAA) outrushed the Black Bears (8-1, 5-0 CAA), 184-70, and received 124 yards on the ground from junior James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.), who eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the second straight game.
Making its first trip to Orono since 2008, Stony Brook struggled to generate any offense in the first half and went into the locker room down 13-0. The Seawolves dominated the third quarter and quickly found their offensive stride, turning to their rushing attack early in the third quarter to cut into the deficit.
Kenner and freshman Tyler Fredericks (Lawrence, N.Y.) combined to rush for 39 yards on the first drive of the third quarter and two Maine penalties pushed the ball deep into Black Bear territory. On fourth and goal from the half-yard line, senior Lyle Negron (Bakersfield, Calif.) shuffled ahead for the touchdown to cut Maine's lead to 13-7.
Later in the quarter, the Seawolves faced a fourth and 10, but Negron hit junior Will Tye (Middletown, Conn.) over the middle to set up first and goal at the 10. Two plays later, Kenner ran it in for the score to give Stony Brook a 14-13 lead with 11:02 to play in the fourth quarter.
Both teams went three-and-out before Maine put together its best drive of the game. The Black Bears scored on a 24-yard fade to John Ebeling to make it 19-14. Senior Derrick Morgan (Germantown, Md.) picked off the two-point conversion.
On Stony Brook's second-to-last drive of the game, Kenner rushed for a 31-yard gain to the Maine 35, but the Seawolves were unable to convert.
• 1st 8:47 Maine Decloux 33 yd field goal, 6-16, 2:19, 0-3
• 2nd 11:22 Maine Decloux 38 yd field goal, 10-51, 3:45 0-6
• 2nd 2:33 Maine Stevens 2 yd run, 8-74, 2:56, 0-13
• 3rd 9:59 SBU Negron 1 yd run (Ball kick), 11-67, 5:01, 7-13
• 4th 11:02 SBU Kenner 1 yd run (Ball kick), 9-59, 4:10, 14-13
• 4th 5:27 Maine Ebeling 24 yd pass from Wasilewski (Wasilewski pass intercepted), 7-91, 1:57, 14-19
Chuck Priore - "Congratulations to Maine and coach Cosgrove on their win. I thought our defense did a great job. We switched our game plan at halftime and moved the ball well. It wasn't a great game offensively by either team, but the better team won."
News & Notes
• Victor Ochi set a new career-high with three tackles for loss and two sacks in the first half.
• Stony Brook and Maine combined for eight sacks in the first half, a season-high.
• Nick Ferrara averaged a career-high 48.2 yards per punt.
• Christian Ricard set a career-high with 12 tackles, including 10 in the first half.
• Stony Brook recorded only 60 yards of total offense in the first half.
• The one-yard score by Lyle Negron was his first rushing touchdown.
• Stony Brook totaled 14 rushing yards in the first half. Its opening drive of the second half yielded 39 rushing yards.
• Tyler Fredericks set a career-high with 75 yards.
• Tanner Nehls caught his second career pass, a reception in the flat for 13 yards.
• Maine was held to 12 total yards in the third quarter and did not gain a first down until midway through the fourth quarter.
• Nick Wagner made a key 15-yard reception, his first of his career, on the Seawolves' final drive of the game.
• Kenner has rushed for at least 100 yards in back to back games.
• Stony Brook limited Maine to 117 second-half yards.
• Stony Brook has posted a season-high in sacks in back-to-back weeks.
• Stony Brook will return home to face Richmond on Saturday, November 9.