Football set to host Colgate in homecoming affair
Sept. 17, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
2012 Stony Brook Football
Game #4: #20 Stony Brook Seawolves (2-1) vs. Colgate Raiders (1-2)
Sat., Sept. 22 • Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium • Stony Brook, N.Y. • 6 p.m.
Stony Brook Seawolves (2-1)
Colgate Raiders (1-2)
Kickoff: After suffering its first loss of the season at Syracuse, the Stony Brook football team hosts Colgate at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Saturday’s game also marks Wolfstock, Stony Brook’s annual week of Homecoming festivities. The Seawolves are coming off a 28-17 loss to the Orange, despite rushing for 217 yards. Senior Miguel Maysonet totaled 158 yards and a touchdown, making SportsCenter’s top 10 plays after hurdling a defender on his way to a 71-yard score. WUSB 90.1 FM will have the call, starting with the pre-game show at 3:45 p.m.
The Opponent: Colgate enters tonight’s game, 1-2, but topped Sacred Heart last week, 35-17, allowing only 17 yards in the second half. Senior Jordan McCord leads a powerful rushing attack with 429 yards and three touchdowns. Junior Gavin McCarney, who has passed for 493 yards and four touchdowns, has totaled 162 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Senior Patrick Friel leads the defense with 27 tackles, including four tackles for loss.
The Series: The series between Stony Brook and Colgate is tied at one, with each school winning on its home field. In the 2008 season opener, the Seawolves rushed for 270 and picked off three passes in a 42-26 win over the Raiders. Stony Brook led by as many as 29, 35-6, scoring 14 points in each of the first three quarters. Pat Simonds caught two touchdown passes in a 23-13 win in Hamilton in 2009. Wesley Skiffington kicked two 36-yard field goals, but a 15-yard interception return for a score late in the fourth quarter put the game out of a reach.
10th Anniversary of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium: In honor of the 10th anniversary of Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, the Department of Athletics will unveil a Moment of the Year for each of the six home games. The third moment is Stony Brook’s 23-21 win over Central Connecticut in 2005, which gave the Seawolves their first Northeast Conference title in school history. Josh Dudash connected with Lynell Suggs for a 10-yard touchdown with 31 seconds as former coach Sam Kornhauser was carried off in his final home game after 22 years at the helm.