Football garners award from ECAC

Junior Marcus Coker will be one of the top running backs in FCS next season

Jan. 11, 2013

Centerville, Mass. - The 2012 Stony Brook football team has been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as its Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Team of the Year. The award goes to the highest ranking ECAC member institution in the Lambert Poll.

Stony Brook finished the season with a 10-3 record, reaching the Division I Football Championship for a second straight year. The Seawolves, who won 10 games for the first time in school history, beat Army, 23-3, securing their first win over a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school.

To be eligible for the award, a school must be located in the East or play at least half of its schedule against eligible teams. The territory includes New York, New Jersey, New England and Pennsylvania. Teams in the bordering states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and Washington D.C. qualify if half of their schedule features eligible teams. Teams in eastern-based football conferences, regardless of location, qualify if at least half of their schedule is against eligible teams.

The team will be recognized on February 21 at the Eastern College Football Banquet at MetLife Stadium.