Montana State edges Stony Brook, 16-10

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Dec. 1, 2012

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Bozeman, Mont. -

The Stony Brook football team's season ended with a 16-10 loss to Montana State in the second round of the 2012 Division I Football Championship.  The Seawolves defense allowed only 144 yards of total offense in the second half, but were undone by three fumbles.

Senior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.), who returned to action after missing last week's game against Villanova, passed for 122 yards and a touchdown.  Senior Kevin Norrell (Los Angeles, Calif.) caught five passes for 86 yards and a four-yard score. 

Despite the loss, Stony Brook rushed for 123 yards.  Senior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) gained 83 yards and junior Marcus Coker (Beltsville, Md.) totaled 56.  Coker's totals give him 1,012 for the season as Stony Brook has two running backs with 1,000 yards for a third straight season.

Redshirt freshman Dante Allen (Huntington, N.Y.) recorded the first two sacks of his career.  Senior Cedrick Moore (Lakewood, Calif.) had 10 tackles to lead the defense.

Scoring Drives

  • 1st 0:33 MSU Bleskin 69 yd pass from McGhee (Haluszka kick), 4-80, 1:35, 0-7
  • 2nd 12:26 SBU Skiffington 38 yd field goal, 6-54, 3:07, 3-7
  • 2nd 4:49 MSU Perez 48 yd field goal, 8-46, 3:16, 3-10
  • 3rd 11:33 SBU Perez 21 yd field goal, 7-65, 2:11, 3-13
  • 4th 11:53 SBU Norrell 4 yd pass from Essington (Skiffington kick), 5-60, 2:57, 10-13
  • 4th 9:04 MSU Perez 45 yd field goal, 5-27, 2:49, 10-16
Quotes

Chuck Priore

  • "You have to give Montana State a lot of credit.  A couple of miscues in the red zone probably would have changed the scoreboard in our direction.  But we fought and I was proud of our team's effort."

Senior Miguel Maysonet

  • "Montana State has a good defense.  We were able to run at them at times.  Looking back on this season, we showed Stony Brook is capable of competing."

Senior Dominick Reyes

  • "I've been here for five years and had a lot of fun.  It's up to the underclassmen to continue the greatness of Stony Brook football."

Senior Kyle Essington

  • "I love this school, and my team and this community.  I'm excited to be an alum and root for the Seawolves."

News & Notes

  • Today's game was Stony Brook's second against a school from the Big Sky Conference.  The Seawolves played at North Dakota in 2009, losing to the Fighting Sioux, 31-24.
  • Stony Brook started its first drive on the five, and drove 77 yards on 15 plays.
  • The 69-yard touchdown by Montana State was longest scored allowed by Stony Brook through the air.
  • Stony Brook trailed at halftime for the second time in the last three games.  The Seawolves had not trailed after 30 minutes in the first 10 games.
  • Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee accounted for 60 for its 69 first-half rushing yards.
  • Montana State's third-quarter field goal was the result of three goal-line stands.
  • Davonte Anderson picked off his 12th career pass.  He's three shy of tying the Stony Brook Division I record set by Chad King.
  • With the 2012 season complete, Stony Brook will turn its attention to the Colonial Athletic Association.