Gridders Wrap Up Season With 45-13 Triumph Over Iona
Nov. 13, 2004
T.J. Moriarty threw for 253 yards and school-record tying five touchdowns to power Stony Brook to a 45-13 win over Iona in the season finale at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Saturday afternoon. Moriarty's record-setting performance helped Stony Brook finish 3-7 on the season. Iona dropped to 2-8.
Trailing 7-3 late in the second quarter, Moriarty hit Londre Blocker on a fly pattern down the left sideline for a 47-yard touchdown to put the Seawolves in front 10-7. Just over three minutes later, Moriarty teamed up with Blocker again on a nine-yard touchdown pass and the Seawolves led 17-7 at the half.
The Seawolves closed out the scoring in the final quarter as Moriarty connected with Joe Tarasiewicz on a seven-yard touchdown for his fourth of the game and then notched his fifth touchdown pass with a 13-yard toss to Chris Blumenstetter with 9:11 to play. It was Blumenstetter's first career touchdown.
Moriarty also set the new single-season passing mark, finishing the year with 2,495 passing yards which surpassed the previous record of 2,407 held by Timm Schroeder. Moriarty joined Scott Bard and Schroeder as the only quarterbacks in the program's history to throw for five touchdowns in a game.
Defensive end David Bamiro totaled two sacks to finish with 29 in his stellar four-year career. Blocker had eight catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns.