#Seawolves battle Richmond Saturday at LaValle

Sophomore Victor Ochi led the Seawolves with 3.5 tackles for loss vs. Maine last week

Nov. 5, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Game #9: Stony Brook (3-5, 1-4 CAA) vs. Richmond (3-6, 1-4 CAA)

Sat., Nov. 9    Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium    Stony Brook, N.Y.    1:00 p.m.


The Last Meeting
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October 13, 2007
Richmond, Va.
Stony Brook Falls at Richmond, 42-0
Stony Brook held a Richmond offense that was averaging 465 yards per game to just 89 in the first half, but the Spiders scored 21 third-quarter points to break the game open as they took a 42-0 win in non-conference football action. Senior Josh Dudash (Beachwood, N.J.) threw for 200 yards and sophomore Conte Cuttino (Uniondale, N.Y.) ran for 76 yards to lead the Seawolves.

Stony Brook Seawolves (3-5)
Head Coach: Chuck Priore, eighth season
Career Record: 89-48
Record at SBU: 50-39

Richmond Spiders (3-6)
Head Coach: Danny Rocco, second season
Career Record: 58-29
Record at UR: 11-9



Kickoff: The Stony Brook football team hosts the Richmond Spiders today at LaValle Stadium.  The Seawolves (3-5, 1-4) and Spiders (3-6, 1-4) each enter the contest tied for ninth in the CAA standings.  Stony Brook enters today's game with a two-game losing streak, falling to Maine, 19-14, on November 2.

Mike Solano (PBP) and Curt Hylton (color) will call the action on the new home of Stony Brook Football, Champions Radio.  Fans can listen to the game on 107.1 and 96.9 as well as online at ChampionsRadio.com.

Opponent: Richmond (3-6, 1-4) earned its first CAA win of the season with a 27-10 over Albany last week.  Redshirt junior Michael Strauss passed for 300 yards, his fifth 300-yard effort of the season, and a touchdown.  Sophomore Brandon Jordi connected on field goals of 43, 20, 48 and 34.  Strauss is 248 of 388 for 2,672 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.  The Spiders receivers are led by senior Ben Edwards (57 rec., 591 yds., 2 TDs) and redshirt junior Stephen Barnette (54, 857, 3).  Senior Wayne Pettus has a team-best five interceptions.

Series: Richmond leads the series, 1-0.  The Spiders beat the Seawolves, 42-0, in Richmond in 2007.  Former NFL running back Tim Hightower accounted for 112 yards and two touchdowns.  Stony Brook trailed 14-0 at halftime, but Richmond scored on three straight possessions in the third quarter.

Gameday/Ticket Policies: High School football prospects and Stony Brook University students can enter the facility at Gate 1.  The first 200 students will receive a coupon for free wings courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings. Members of the media and VIPs are asked to pick up their credentials at Gate 3. Player comps, coaches' tickets, Richmond reservations, band, dance and cheer and general will call will be found at the tent outside Gate 6.  Stony Brook Athletics is proud to offer free admission to all current and former servicemen and women in honor of Veteran's Day.  Join us in thanking those who serve with special pregame and halftime military appreciation ceremonies.  Stony Brook Athletics asks that you bring a valid ID to pick up tickets. Will Call opens at 11, general sales at 11:30 and gates open at 12 p.m. General sales are located at Gate 2 and 6.  Online sales will end at 9 a.m. Saturday.  Please note - some season tickets were incorrectly printed with the date "Sat. Nov. 11".  Those tickets are still valid.

Promotions: The first 1,000 fans to enter LaValle Stadium through the Competition Automotive Group Gate 2 or the Petro Home Services Gate 6 will receive a rally towel courtesy of Teachers Federal Credit Union.  Be sure to stop by the TFCU table located inside the Competition Automotive Group Gate 2 to signup for their raffle to win a Stony Brook football sweatshirt.  

Up Next: Stony Brook will travel to face James Madison on Saturday, November 16 at 3:30 p.m.  The game will be televised live on the NBC Sports Regional Networks.