Essington, Norrell, Maysonet power No. 9 Stony Brook over VMI, 45-7

Kevin Norrell caught eight passes for 113 yards and three TDs against VMI

Nov. 3, 2012

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Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Senior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.) threw three touchdown passes to senior Kevin Norrell (Los Angeles, Calif.) and senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns as the Stony Brook football team (9-1, 5-0) topped VMI (2-7, 1-4), 45-7, Saturday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

The No. 9 Seawolves, who have won seven straight games and 18 of their last 20, will travel to face Liberty next week.  A win over the Flames will clinch a second straight automatic bid to the Division I Football Championship.

Essington, who passed for 166 yards, threw touchdown passes of 16, 11 and 41 yards.  It's the second straight week Essington and Norrell have connected for three scores.

Maysonet scored on runs of 16, 2 and 1 yards.  His second TD run was the 48th touchdown of his Stony Brook career, breaking the Big South mark of 47, set by Coastal Carolina's Aundres Perkins (2003-06).

Scoring Drives

  • 1st 8:57 SBU Norrell 5 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 11-59, 6:03, 0-7
  • 1st 4:06 SBU Maysonet 16 yd run (Skiffington kick), 5-46, 2:41, 0-14
  • 2nd 3:32 SBU Norrell 11 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 13-80, 7:04, 0-21
  • 2nd 1:41 SBU Maysonet 2 yd run (Skiffington kick), 2-34, 0:33, 0-28
  • 3rd 7:35 SBU Maysonet 1 yd run (Skiffington kick), 9-81, 5:07, 0-35
  • 3rd 0:38 VMI Bridge 8 yd pass from Kordenbrock (Sexton kick), 13-75, 6:51, 7-35
  • 4th 13:20 SBU Norrell 41 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 1-41, 0:08, 7-42
  • 4th 6:08 SBU Skiffington 42 yd field goal, 11-46, 5:16, 7-45

Chuck Priore on senior class ... 

  • "We don't have selfish kids.  Each plays has different qualities.  When the game starts, our players play up to their potential.  We have a lot of guys committed to play team football.  I'm very proud that this team has played 10 straight weeks with the right attitude."

Kyle Essington on team's focus this week  ...

  • "We will be in the film room studying, and practicing hard.  I know the guys will have the right mindset."

News & Notes

  • Stony Brook rushed 10 straight times to open the game before Kyle Essington's five-yard TD pass to Kevin Norrell.
  • Maysonet broke his own school and Big South single-season record of 1,633 rushing yards in a season with 149 yards.  Maysonet, who entered Saturday with 1,502 yards, has 1,651 this season.  He also is the only player in conference history with six games of three rushing scores.
  • Norrell's 113 receiving yards gives him 1,173 for the season, breaking Liberty's Chris Summers' Big South single-season record of 1,081.  Norrell has recorded at least 100 yards and a touchdown in the last five games.
  • Davonte Anderson returned three punts for 48 yards, including a long of 27.
  • VMI recorded only 162 yards of total offense on 50 plays.  The Keydets averaged just over three yards per play.
  • Stony Brook has outscored its opponents, 128-17, in the first quarter through 10 games.

Up Next

  • Next Saturday's game at Liberty is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.  The game will be televised live on MASN, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.