The Long Island Express Rolls Over Richmond in the CAA Football Opener


STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Stony Brook football rolled to its third straight win thanks in part to senior running backs Jordan Gowins (Bellport, N.Y.) and Donald Liotine (Medford, N.Y.), dubbed as the Long Island Express, after the duo each rushed for over 100 yards for the third straight Saturday. This time the duo combined for 325 yards and two touchdowns in the 36-10 victory over Richmond in the CAA Football opener on Saturday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Seawolves (3-1, 1-0 CAA Football) also received a pair of passing scores from senior QB Joe Carbone (Wethersfield, Conn.) along with the squads' fourth defensive touchdown of the season when junior DB Gavin Heslop (Bronx, N.Y.) picked up a fumble and returned it 87 yards to the endzone. SCORING

  • Richmond cracked the scoring column first with a 24-yard field goal off the leg of PK Griffin Trau with 8:06 left in the first quarter. The drive was 16 plays for 76 yards and took 6:54 off the clock.

  • Stony Brook tied it up on the next possession with a 26-yard field goal from PK Jack Pruban. The drive was seven plays for 77 yards and took 2:20, highlighted by a 53-yard run by RB Jordan Gowins.

  • The Seawolves took a first quarter lead when DB Gavin Heslop scooped up a Richmond fumble and sprinted 87 yards for the touchdown. The PAT was no good.

  • Stony Brook added to their first-half lead with WR Julius Wingate hauled in a 22-yard strike from QBJoe Carbone in the right side of the endzone with 2:14 left in the second quarter. The PAT by PK Jack Pruban was good. The drive was 10 plays for 82 yards and took 3:31 off the clock.

  • The Spiders climbed closer with a 37-yard pass from WR Caleb Drake to WR 14 Cortrelle Simpson with 3:52 left in the third quarter. The PAT was good by PK Griffin Trau. The drive was five plays for 87 yards and took 2:16 off the clock.

  • The Seawolves bounced right back on the next possession when QB Joe Carbone hit WR Donavin Washington on a 48-yard catch and run with 1:56 left in the third quarter. The two-point conversion attempt failed. The drive was five plays for 71 yards and took 1:51 off the clock.

  • RB Jordan Gowins added some insurance for the Seawolves with a one-yard touchdown run with 6:03 left in the fourth quarter. The PAT was good by PK Jack Pruban. The drive was seven plays for 51 yards and lasted 3:03.

  • Stony Brook tacked one another score when RB Jordan Gowins snapped off a 41-yard touchdown run with 3:30 left in the fourth quarter. The PAT was good by PK Jack Pruban. The drive was three plays for 43 yards and took 0:56.

THE NUMBERS

  • Stony Brook gained 482 yards of total offense on 68 plays. Richmond had 407 yards of total offense on 74 plays.

  • The Seawolves had the ball for 29:51 minutes of the game.

  • PASSING: Stony Brook 11-18-0 for 147 yards, 2 touchdowns. Richmond: 25-44-0 for 334 yards, 1 touchdown.

  • RUSHING: Stony Brook: 50 carries for 335 yards, two touchdowns. Richmond: 30 carries for 73 yards.

  • RB Jordan Gowins had 192 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. RB Donald Liotine gained 133 yards on 18 carries.

  • QB Joe Carbone had 147 passing yards with two touchdowns.

  • LB Shayne Lawless had 10 tackles.

  • DB Gavin Heslop returned a fumble 87 yards for a touchdown.

QUOTING THE SEAWOLVES Head Coach Chuck Priore "From start to finish the kids executed the plan of what we wanted to do. We wanted them high energy. We wanted to play very physical. We thought field position was going to very, very important and we kept the field position battle on our side for almost the whole game." "We have good senior leadership. They are very quiet Sunday through Thursday on the practice field and do their business. They really get excited to play on Saturday's and that is the mark of a good football team, the ability to excited to play." DB Gavin Heslop "I haven't had a touchdown in my college career and when I saw that ball on the floor I had to scoop it. It was the cleanest scoop I've ever made and I got it into second gear and that was that." RB Donald Liotine "We have a good thing going with our run and pass game. Joe (Carbone) came out firing the ball where it nee