Stony Brook came off a bad performance last week vs Delaware. Today they hosted Maine at home in a much-needed game. Maine was coming off a big win against Albany last week, so this wasn’t going to be an easy one. and what ended up happening seemed to be a repeat of last week. Stony Brook got ahead early, but a big second half by Maine propelled them to a 35-19 win.
Stony Brook Gets Ahead Early
A good start was important for Stony Brook in this one. After a slower first quarter, Tyquell Fields found the endzone from 1 yard out. The PAT was missed, making the score 6-0 Seawolves early on. Maine would eventually answer with a touchdown of their own on the following possession. Then the following stony Brook resulted in another touchdown. This one by Ty Son Lawton again from a yard out.
Things would remain scoreless the rest of the half. Stony Brook was playing good defense to help preserve their lead. At the half, the score was 13-7 with Stony Brook on top. They were going to need a good second half, however, as they weren’t going to hold Maine for the whole game.
Maine Pulls Away Late
Maine began to pull ahead in the 3rd quarter. A 27-yard pass from Joe Fagnano resulted in a touchdown. Stony Brook was held quiet on offense after that, which turned out to be crucial. Maine again got on the scoreboard and extended their lead to 21-13. that was the score as the two teams went into the 4th quarter.
SBU got what they needed early. It was a Fields pass to Delante Hellams Jr to get the Seawolves back into it. They went for 2, but couldn’t convert it. The score was now 21-19. But Maine pulled away from here. 3 straight touchdowns by the Black Bears was the difference-maker, as the final score was 35-19 Maine.
Tyquell Fields did not have his best game. He completed only 11 of his 25 passes, for 108 yards and a TD. He also had 7 carries for 17 yards and a TD. Ty Son Lawton had a big day on the ground, going for 134 yards on 22 carries, including a touchdown. Seba Nekhet was also a role in Stony Brook’s strong rushing attack with 97 yards on 15 carries.
Stony Brook looks to get their first win next weekend on the road at Albany.