Get to know - Stony Brook

Foe: Stony Brook Conference - CAA
2013: 1-0 Wins - Rhode Island
2012: 10-3 Big South - 5-1
Coach: Chuck Priore 8th year, 44–32

Stony Brook began their first season in the Colonial Athletics Association with a conference road win over Rhode Island. Lyle Negron, in his first game as a starter, completed 12 of 19 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown. Former Iowa Hawkeye Marcus Coker is what remains of a committee backfield that lost the ever dangerous Miguel Maysonet.

Maysonet ran for almost 100 yards when the Seawolves played Buffalo in 2011 though in that game the Bulls held Stony Brook to 7 points and put them down 35-7. Maysonet not have found the end zone but he led a ground attack that put up 3 rushing plays of 10 or more yards for a total of 56 (on those three plays) all on a single drive.

Stony Brook Leaders
L. Negron 12/19 186 9.8 1 0
M. Coker 23 78 3.4 1 18
L. Negron 7 65 9.3 0 59
M. Eugene 3 56 18.7 0 40
A. Coxson 3 42 14 1 30
W. Tye 2 42 21 0 34
D. Wheeler 3 41 13.7 0 16

This weekend the Seawolves defense held the Rhode Island ground game to just 67 yards. Though showed some susceptibility to the pass as the Ram's Bob Bentsen was 25 for 34 and 224 yards. Three Rhode Island fumbles kept shutout alive.

Last year Stony Brook made a run in the FCS playoffs. They also beat army and gave Syracuse all that the Orange could muster. Chuck Priore has built quite a program on the other side of the state and it would be a mistake for any FBS team to take them lightly, let alone a tam that just got beat 70-13.

There was concern that the Seawolves might collapse under the weight of graduation. Stony Brook lost a lot of starters and big contributors at the skill positions, with the notable exception of Marcus Coker.

One of the areas where they held up well however was on the offensive line, where only Michael Bamiro was lost. The area with the most turnover was the defensive backfield where only Winston Longden returns.

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