Football Falls in Home Opener
Bronx, N.Y. - According to Tlingit Indian legend, a Seawolf is a mythical creature that brings good luck to anyone fortunate enough to ever see it. Such was not the case for the Fordham football squad tonight who saw the Stony Brook University Seawolves but didn't seem to have any luck as the Rams fell, 28-6, in Fordham's home opener on Jack Coffey Field. With the loss, Fordham falls to 0-3 on the season while Stony Brook, who entered the game ranked 21st in the NCAA Coaches poll and 24th in the STATS FCS poll, improves to 2-1. Fordham couldn't mount a rushing attack, being held to negative rushing yards, while the Seawolves proved that they aren't limited to moving in the water, gaining 311 rushing yards and scoring twice on the ground. The Rams had some success through the air as senior Austin Longi grabbed six passes for 100 yards and senior Isaiah Searight had five catches for 40 yards. Stony Brook didn't take long to get on the scoreboard, picking off a Luke Medlock pass and returning it 25 yards for a score just 1:22 into the game. The Seawolves scored twice in a 29 second span early in the second quarter, taking advantage of a Fordham fumble on the kickoff after the first score, to take a 21-0 lead at the break. A 75-yard run on the first play of the second half gave Stony Brook a 28-0 lead before senior Corey Caddle hauled in a 29-yard scoring strike from freshman Tim DeMorat with 2:14 remaining for the Fordham score. Takeaways • Fordham opens the season 0-3 for the first time since 2009. • The Rams dropped their second straight home opener but have won seven of the past ten home openers. • The Rams have scored 24 points in the first three games of the season, the fewest points scored by Fordham in a three-game stretch since 2011. • The game was the third between Fordham and Stony Brook, the first on the NCAA FCS level, and the Seawolves now lead the all-time series, 2-1. 149 – Career receptions for Austin Longi, good for ninth place on the Fordham all-time list. 419 - Punting yards by sophomore Andrew Mevis on ten punts. 1,308 – Career receiving yards for Corey Caddle, moving him into 16h place on the Fordham career list. 1,936 – Career receiving yards for Austin Longi, moving him into ninth place on the Fordham career list. What's Next? • The Rams remain in the Bronx for 2018 Homecoming as they welcome the Central Connecticut Stated University Blue Devils to Jack Coffey Field next Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. • It will be the second meeting between Fordham and Central Connecticut on the gridiron, with the Rams taking the first meeting, 38-31, in New Britain last year. • In the win, Corey Caddle caught eleven passes for 180 yards and a touchdown Lawrence Menyah picked off a pass and returned it 29 yards for a score with 1:27 remaining to provide the winning margin.
13:51 - SBU - Nick Anderson 26 yd pass from Joe Carbone (Nick Courtney kick ) 10 plays, 76 yards, TOP 4:40
13:22 - SBU - Jordan Gowins 9 yd run (Nick Courtney kick ), 2 plays, 24 yards, TOP 0:12
14:48 - SBU - Donald Liotine 75 yd run (Nick Courtney kick ), 1 plays, 75 yards, TOP 0:12
02:14 - FORDHAM - Caddle, Corey 29 yd pass from DeMorat, Tim (Mevis, Andrew kick failed) 6 plays, 74 yards, TOP 2:03