#SeawolvesSnaps - Opponent Outlook: Albany
Aug 31, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
In the 23rd installment of #SeawolvesSnaps, GoSeawolves.org previews Albany, Stony Brook's opponent in the 2013 regular season finale. For season tickets, please call (631) 632-WOLF or CLICK HERE
Team: Albany Great Danes
2012 Record: 9-2, 7-1 NEC
Coach: Bob Ford, 41st season at UA
Returning Starters: 5/6 (offense); 6/5 (defense)
Series History: Albany leads 9-5
Last Meeting (2011): Stony Brook and Albany played in one of the greatest games at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium as the Seawolves rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Great Danes, 31-28. Brock Jackolski accounted for three touchdowns in the second half and Dominick Reyes intercepted a pass with 47 seconds left to lift Stony Brook into the second round of the Division I Football Championship.
Scouting the Offense: Junior quarterback Will Fiacchi will lead the offense in 2013 and will be throwing to his main target, junior Cole King. Fiacchi passes for 2,156 yards and 11 touchdowns, including 573 yards and five touchdowns to King. Senior Kevin Chillis also returns at wide receiver. Junior Omar Osbourne will start at tailback. The O-Line returns three starters, including senior Kadeem Williams.
Scouting the Defense: Albany's defense led the NEC in rushing defense and finished second in scoring defense last season. Senior defensive end Andrew Smith and junior nose guard Tim Kologrivov lead the charge. Junior Kyle Jordan is the team's only returning starter at linebacker. The secondary will rely on the senior leadership of Randall Exantus and Tramaine Wilson.
Did You Know? Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore played for and coached under Bob Ford at Albany. Priore also served as the Great Danes men's lacrosse coach for two seasons.