Stony Brook set to travel to Montana State for second round action

Junior Lyle Negron made his first career start against Villanova

Nov. 26, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

2012 Stony Brook Football

Game #13: #11 Stony Brook Seawolves (10-2) vs. #2 Montana State Bobcats (10-1)

Sat., Dec. 1  •  Bobcat Stadium (17,000)  •  Bozeman, Mont.  •  7:00 p.m. EST


Stony Brook Seawolves (10-2)
Head Coach: Chuck Priore, seventh season
Career Record: 86-42
Record at SBU: 47-33

Montana State Bobcats (10-1)
Head Coach: Rob Ash, sixth season
Career Record: 225-120-5
Record at MSU: 49-21

Kickoff: Coming off a 20-10 win over Villanova, the Stony Brook football team will travel to face Montana State in the second round of the Division I Football Championship.  Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. local from Bobcat Stadium.  Peter Young and Corey Chavous will have the call on ESPN3.  Fans also can view Saturday's game via ESPN Gameplan on DirecTV.  Mike Solano and Curt Hylton will broadcast all the action on WUSB 90.1 and

Opponent: Montana State, the third seed in this year's tournament, earned a bye in the first round after a 10-1 regular-season record.  The Bobcats only loss came at home against Eastern Washington, the tournament's second seed.  Big Sky Offensive MVP DeNarius McGhee passed for 2,726 yards and 22 touchdowns.  The conference's Defensive MVP Jody Owens led the team with 82 tackles, and recorded 11 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles.



Series: This will be the first meeting between Stony Brook and Montana State.  However, the Seawolves have faced a team from the Big Sky Conference.  In 2009, SBU traveled to North Dakota, but lost to the Fighting Sioux, 31-24.

News & Notes: 

• Stony Brook is making its second straight appearance in the Division I Football Championship.  Last season, the Seawolves defeated Albany, 31-28, before falling to national runner-up Sam Houston State, 34-27.

• Walter Payton Award candidate Miguel Maysonet totaled 160 rushing yards against Villanova, reaching the 5,000-yard threshold.  Including his 385 yards as a freshman at Hofstra, Maysonet has 5,027, which is 19th all-time in FCS history.

• With 38 rushing yards, Marcus Coker will reach 1,000 for the season.  Should he reach that mark, it would be the third straight season of two backs with 1,000 yards apiece for the Seawolves.