#SeawolvesSnaps - Opponent Outlook: Bryant

Sophomore Dimitry Russ

Aug 19, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

In the 10th installment of #SeawolvesSnaps, GoSeawolves.org previews Bryant, Stony Brook's 2013 homecoming opponent. For season tickets, please call (631) 632-WOLF or CLICK HERE

Team: Bryant Bulldogs

2012 Record: 4-7, 4-4 NEC

Coach: Marty Fine, 10th season at BU

Returning Starters: 8/3 (offense); 9/2 (defense)

Series History: Stony Brook leads 1-0

Last Meeting: Josh Dudash '08 threw three touchdowns passes in a 30-0 win over the Bulldogs in 2007. Dudash was 11 of 16 for 178 yards, completing passes to five different receivers. On the second play of the game, Bryant connected on a 75-yard completion to the Stony Brook 4. Two players later, current defensive line coach Tyler Santucci '10 picked off a pass in the end zone to end the drive. Stony Brook held Bryant to only 149 yards the rest of the way. The Seawolves' patented running attack totaled 280 yards.

Scouting the Offense: Bryant's offense will go through senior Jordan Harris, who caught 61 passes for 1,243 yards and 15 touchdowns. The 2012 Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year and AP All-American set numerous team records last season. Senior quarterback Mike Westerhaus, who graduated from Sachem East, became the first quarterback in team history to throw for 2,000 yards in a season. Westerhaus added 19 touchdowns but threw 13 interceptions. Juniors Michael Perry and Ricardo McCray will battle to replace Jordan Brown, one of the most prolific running backs in school history.

Scouting the Defense: Junior Jeff Covitz, a first team All-NEC selection, made 58 tackles, including 17 for loss, to lead Bryant's defensive line. Covitz added eight sacks for Bryant, which finished second in the NEC in sacks. The Bulldogs defensive backfield is led by senior Jeremy Woodson, who returned a fumble 95 yards for a touchdown against St. Francis (Pa.). The Bulldogs defense allowed more than 400 yards per game, which was last in the NEC.



2013 Schedule
Aug. 31 vs. Holy Cross
Sept. 7 vs. Assumption
Sept. 14 at Maine
Sept. 28 at Wagner*
Oct. 5 at Stony Brook*
Oct. 12 vs. Brown
Oct. 19 vs. Sacred Heart*
Oct. 26 vs. Duquesne*
Nov. 2 at Robert Morris*
Nov. 9 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)*
Nov. 16 vs. Monmouth*
Nov. 23 at Central Connecticut*
* CAA Football Game

Did You Know? Bryant is in its 15th year of varsity football and sixth in Division I