No. 9 Stony Brook hosts VMI Saturday

Senior Miguel Maysonet leads FCS with 1,502 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns

Nov. 2, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

2012 Stony Brook Football

Game #10: #9 Stony Brook Seawolves (8-1, 4-0) vs. VMI Keydets (2-6, 1-3)

Sat., Nov. 3  •  Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium  •  Stony Brook, N.Y.  •  6:00 p.m.

The Last Meeting
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October 22, 2011
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Strong second half leads Football to 42-14 win over VMI
Junior Kyle Essington (Chino Hills, Calif.) threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and Stony Brook's defense allowed only 267 yards of total offense in the Seawolves' 42-14 win over VMI on Saturday at Foster Stadium.


Stony Brook Seawolves (8-1)
Head Coach: Chuck Priore, seventh season
Career Record: 84-41
Record at SBU: 45-32

VMI Keydets (2-6)
Head Coach: Sparky Woods, fifth season
Career Record: 76-85-5
Record at VMI: 13-39

Kickoff: In the final regular-season home game of the 2012 season, the No. 9 Stony Brook football team hosts the VMI Keydets.  It will be the last Big South home game for the Seawolves, who have lost only one conference contest at LaValle Stadium.  Stony Brook, which is 23-4 all-time in conference play and 13-1 at home, will join the CAA at the end of the season.  Last week, the Seawolves topped Presbyterian, 56-17, behind three Kyle Essington touchdown passes and 416 rushing yards and five touchdowns.  It was the sixth straight victory for Stony Brook, which has scored 40 or more points in nine of the last 10 conference games.



Fans can hear Mike Solano, Curt Hylton and Jeff Bernstein broadcast all of the action on WUSB 90.1 FM and

Opponent: The Keydets (2-6, 1-3) are led on the ground by sophomore Jabari Turner's 330 yards and three touchdowns.  Turner also has two TD receptions for five of VMI's 11 touchdowns.  Junior Eric Kordenbrock has passed for nearly 1,500 yards, but has thrown only four touchdowns and nine interceptions.  Sophomore James Fruehan and Weston Reber lead the Keydets' defense.  Fruehan has accounted for 59 tackles and Reber is second with 57 tackles.

Series: Stony Brook is 4-0 all-time against VMI, including last season's 42-14 victory in Lexington.  The Seawolves held a 7-0 halftime lead, but exploded for 21 points in the third quarter, posting 220 yards of total offense in the quarter.  Kyle Essington passed for 235 yards and two touchdowns as the offense totaled 483 yards.

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 sixth and final moment is Stony Brook's 2011 Big South title.  Stony Brook and Liberty each entered the final game of the regular season with a 5-0 conference record.  The game went back and forth and was tied at 31 before Miguel Maysonet's one-yard touchdown gave the Seawolves the lead for good.  Wesley Skiffington tacked on a field goal to make it 41-31.  Stony Brook claimed a share of the conference title in 2009 and 2010, but 2011 belonged solely to the Seawolves.

Thank You, Seniors: Prior to tomorrow's game, Stony Brook will honor its 21 seniors - Brett Arce, Bryce Brantley, Jonathan Coats, Joe Danaker, Kyle Essington, Kevin Famulari, Chris Fenelon, Jordan Gush, Masengo Kabongo, Eric Mauler, Miguel Maysonet, Greg Melendez, Cedrick Moore, Dan Mulrooney, Kevin Norrell, Dominick Reyes, David Shukri, Wesley Skiffington, Victor Spinelli, Rich Vitale and Steven Watts.