#Seawolves set to take on FBS Connecticut Saturday

Junior Rahim Cassell
Sept. 2, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Game #2: Stony Brook (0-1) vs. Connecticut (0-1)

Sat., Sept. 6    Rentschler Field (40,000)   East Hartford, Conn.    12:00 p.m.



Stony Brook Seawolves (0-1)
Head Coach: Chuck Priore, ninth season
Career Record: 91-50
Record at SBU: 52-41

Connecticut Huskies (0-1)
Head Coach: Bob Diaco, first season
Career Record: 0-1
Record at UC: Same

Kickoff: The Stony Brook football team will take on its seventh FBS program in school history when the Seawolves travel to face Connecticut on Saturday, September 6.  Eric Frede (PBP) and Sean Mulcahy (color) will call the game live on SNY.  Fans can watch the game online on ESPN3.

Andy Towne (PBP) and Curt Hylton (color) will have the call online at PackNetwork.com/StonyBrook.

Last Time Out:  Despite an outstanding defensive effort, the Stony Brook football team fell to Bryant, 13-7, before a season-opening crowd of 10,252 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Thursday.  Junior Jeremy Leggiero (Bohemia, N.Y.) and senior Christian Ricard (Spencer, Mass.) led the way defensively with 12 tackles apiece.  Redshirt freshman Ousmane Camara (Bay Shore, N.Y.) recorded his first collegiate interception.



Opponent: Connecticut lost its season opener to BYU, 35-10, on the strength of 28 first-half points from the Cougars.  The Huskies, who utilize a two-quarterback system, were led by Casey Cochran who completed 17 of 31 passes for 171 yards.  Geremy Davis caught seven passes for 96 yards and is UConn's most experience receiver.  Max DeLorenzo and Josh Marriner split the majority of the carries last week against BYU.  DeLorenzo and Marriner each carried the ball nine times, with Marriner recording the only touchdown.  Graham Stewart, Marquise Vann and Jefferson Ashiru each totaled 11 tackles.

Series: Connecticut and Stony Brook will play for the first time in school history.

Stony Brook vs. FBS: The Seawolves are 1-5, earning a win over Army in 2012 before falling to Buffalo, 26-23, in five overtimes last season. Stony Brook has held a lead in five of the six games, including a double-digit advantage (UTEP & Army) in two of them.

On the road with the #Seawolves: Beginning this season, Astro Moving & Storage, an interstate agent for Allied Van Lines located in St. James and in business for more than 85 years, will be taking the Seawolves on the road all season long.

Watch The Game Here: There will be two game watch parties -- Latitude in New York City and Dave & Buster's in Islandia.  All Seawolves fans who attend the game watch party at Dave & Buster's will receive a FREE $5 dollar game card when they mention Stony Brook at the front desk.  Dave & Buster's is located 1856 Veterans Memorial Hwy in Islandia.  Take Exit 57 off the Long Island Expressway.  Latitude Bar & Grill will have drink specials and a Stony Brook Football food menu for all Seawolves fans. Latitude Bar & Grill is located at 738 8th Avenue (Between 47th & 48th). Take the E Train to 42nd St. and exit at 44th St and 8th Avenue and walk to 47th St.