#Seawolves lose shootout to Richmond, 39-31
Nov. 9, 2013
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.
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."
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