#Seawolves lose shootout to Richmond, 39-31

Will Tye (44) caught his second touchdown of the year against Richmond

Nov. 9, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Despite a career-best 136 rushing yards and three touchdowns from junior James Kenner (Willingboro, N.J.), the Stony Brook football team lost to Richmond, 39-31, Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.  Kenner has recorded three straight games with more than 100 yards rushing for the Seawolves (3-6, 1-5 CAA).

Kenner scored on runs of 22, 1 and 2 yards.  Down 18-7 in the second quarter, senior Lyle Negron (Bakersfield, Calif.) completed four straight passes, including a 30-yard strike to junior Jahrie Level (Miami, Fla.), who forced his way to the Richmond 3.  Two players later, Kenner scored off right guard.

After Richmond went three and out on the opening drive of the second half, Kenner rushed for a 25-yard gain into Richmond territory.  On second and 14 from the UR 19, Kenner peeled around the outside and down to the 2.  Kenner capped the drive with the score.

The Seawolves forced another three and out and Stony Brook capitalized.  On third and 9 from the Richmond 19, Negron hit junior Will Tye (Middletown, Conn.) up the seam for 19 yards to give Stony Brook its biggest lead of the game, 28-18, midway through the third quarter.

Richmond answered on its next drive to cut the Seawolves lead to 28-25.  Junior Graham Ball (Lynn Haven, Fla.) made it 31-25 with a 32-yard field goal with 13:36 to go in the fourth.

Stephen Barnette (seven rec., 115 yards) caught the go-ahead touchdown with 8:59 to play in the fourth for Richmond, which totaled 428 yards, a season-high for a Stony Brook opponent.  Rashad Ponder's six-yard score made it 39-31 with 1:36 remaining in the game.



Spiders (4-6, 2-4) quarterback Michael Strauss completed 28 of 38 passes for 360 yards and five touchdowns.  Ben Edwards caught 13 passes for 150 yards and two scores.

Scoring Drives
• 1st 3:53 UR Jordi 20 yd field goal, 16-77, 3:25, 39-31
• 1st 2:55 UR Fisher 15 yd pass from Strauss (Jordi kick), 1-15, 0:05, 10-0
• 2nd 13:34 SBU Kenner 22 yd run (Ball kick), 10-79, 4:17, 10-7
• 2nd 6:08 UR Edwards 7 yd pass from Strauss (S. Barnette pass from Edwards), 15-85, 7:20, 18-7
• 2nd 1:03 SBU Kenner 1 yd run (Ball kick), 12-73, 5:00, 18-14
• 3rd 9:58 SBU Kenner 2 yd run (Ball kick), 6-51, 3:18, 18-21
• 3rd 7:03 SBU Tye 19 yd pass from Negron (Ball kick), 3-20, 1:25, 18-28
• 3rd 5:21 SBU Edwards 42 yd pass from Strauss (Jordi kick), 4-82, 1:38, 25-28
• 4th 13:36 SBU Ball 32 yd field goal, 12-51, 6:44, 25-31
• 4th 8:59 UR Barnette 13 yd pass from Strauss (Jordi kick), 8-73, 4:31, 32-31
• 4th 1:36 UR Ponder 6 yd pass from Strauss (Jordi kick), 11-62, 6:11, 39-31

Quotes ...

Chuck Priore - "We couldn't do some of the things we wanted to do defensively.  They certainly took advantage and their quarterback is a real good player.  We played hard and competed, but just didn't have enough in the tank."

James Kenner - "It's a big task (on running the ball 32 times).  I tried to make the best of every play.  We got into a nice rhythm.  We fought hard against Richmond."

News & Notes
• Senior Winston Longdon made a career-high 10 tackles, which led all players 
• Senior Jawara Dudley made four tackles, including three for loss, which ties a career-high
• The 31 points scored and 39 points allowed by Stony Brook are season-highs
• The 360 yards passing are a season-high by an opponent.
• Stony Brook has allowed only 138 yards rushing combined over the last two games
• Both teams were efficient on third down.  Stony Brook was 6 of 11 and Richmond 12 of 15
• Richmond dominated time of possession in the fourth quarter (11:25 to 3:35)
• Both kickers made four PATs

Up Next

• Stony Brook will close out its road schedule at James Madison next Saturday, November 16 at 3:30 p.m.  The game will be televised live on the NBC Sports Regional Networks.