Entering week 4, Stony Brook needed to start getting on the right track with a win. They headed upstate to take on rival Albany. They would eventually get that win, by the score of 21-7. Great defense all the way through and a good enough offensive performance was the formula to their win this afternoon. It would be the first win for Stony Brook since October 2019, as they ended a six-game losing streak.
Quiet First Half
The first half of this one was quiet on both sides. Both offenses couldn’t solve their opposition’s defense, leading to a very slow half. Nothing at all happened in the first quarter, as the teams went into the second with a score of 0-0.
Early on, things were a continuation of the first quarter. No one was able to put some points on the board until about mid-way through. Ty Son Lawton began his big day here, rushing for a touchdown from a yard out. He had another big day for the second straight week. That was all that would happen for that half, the score was 7-0 in favor of Stony Brook at the break.
Stony Brook Pulls Away
Half 2 was thankfully different than half 1. Stony Brook got a couple more scores to help separate themselves from Albany. The first of those scores came about halfway through the 3rd. as Tyquell Fields found Cal Redman from 6 yards out for the touchdown. Albany answered with a touchdown of their own near the end of the quarter. The score was 14-7 Seawolves heading into the final frame.
Stony Brook basically needed to keep playing the way they were on defense to help get themselves a win. They decided to make things easier for themselves. Lawton got his second touchdown of the game to propel the score to 21-7, Stony Brook.
It ended up being a cakewalk from there. Stony Brook kept Albany off the board and killed the clock when they had the ball, leading them to their first win of the season.
When you look at the numbers, it seemed a lot like last week’s game. The passing game was slow, but the running game had another big day. Fields threw for 58 yards and a touchdown on 7 completions. Lawton carried the offense again with 114 yards on 28 carries and 2 touchdowns. Delante Hellams Jr was the leading receiver with 29 yards on 3 receptions.
On defense, Chris Campbell was the leading tackler with 10 total. He also had 1 of 2 Stony Brook interceptions. The other int went to Nick Chimienti. Overall a good day and the best game yet on that side of the ball.
Stony Brook will look to make it 2 straight against New Hampshire next week.