Marshall Ellick's Two Touchdowns not Enough in Loss at Towson
TOWSON, MD. – Stony Brook football WR Marshall Ellick (Richmond, Va.) pulled down a pair of touchdown passes on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn't enough for the Seawolves in the 52-28 loss at Towson in a CAA Football game at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The 13th ranked Seawolves (4-2, 2-1 CAA Football) also got touchdowns from senior RB Donald Liotine(Medford, N.Y.) and senior RB Jordan Gowins(Bellport, N.Y.). Liotine's was one of two passing touchdowns for senior QB Joe Carbone(Wethersfield,Conn.). Sophomore QB Tyquell Fields (Yonkers, N.Y.) also tossed a touchdown in the loss to the 23rd-ranked Tigers (4-1, 2-0 CAA Football) SCORING
Towson got the scoring started by taking the opening kickoff 96 yards for the touchdown. The return was by RB Shane Simpson. That PAT by K Aidan O'Neill was good.
The Tigers added to their lead with an eight-yard run by RB Shane Simpson with 10:13 left in the first quarter. The PAT by K Aiden O'Neill was good. The drive was seven plays for 64 yards and took 3:12 off the clock.
Towson extended the first-quarter lead with a 12-yard pass from QB Tom Flacco to WR Chris Clark with 5:28 left in the quarter. The PAT by K Aiden O'Neill was good. The drive was seven plays for 56 yards and lasted 3:18.
Stony Brook got on the board with 11:35 left in the second quarter when QB Joe Carbone hit WR Marshall Ellick in stride for a 53-yard touchdown pass. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The play came immediately after DB Synceir Malone's interception.
The Seawolves cut into the deficit with a 25-yard touchdown pass from QB Joe Carbone to RB Donald Liotine. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The score came on the first play after Stony Brook forced a Towson fumble.
Towson struck again when QB Tom Flacco hit WR Chris Clark for a 24-yard touchdown pass. The PAT by Aiden O'Neill was good. The drive was two plays for 27 yards and took 0:43.
The Tigers went back up by 21 points with a 30-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Flacco to WR Brent Richardson with 1:05 left in the first half. The PAT by Aiden O'Neill was good. The drive was eight plays for 72 yards and took 3:47.
Towson's K Aiden O'Neill's 31-yard field goal with 13:15 left in the third quarter opened the scoring in the second half. The drive was five plays for 15 yards and took 1:40.
The Tigers added a third-quarter touchdown when RB Yeedee Thaenrat scored from 10 yards out. The PAT by K Aiden O'Neill was good. The drive was two plays for 33 yards and lasted 0:33.
Stony Brook got on the board in the second half when RB Jordan Gowins leapt into the end zone from one yard out with 3:41 left in the quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive was 10 plays for 67 yards and took 4:51.
Towson added another touchdown when QB Tom Flacco found WR Jabari Allen in the end zone from six yards away. The PAY by K Aiden O'Neill was good. The drive was eight plays for 56 yards and lasted 4:08.
The Seawolves added a late score when QB Tyquell Fields found WR Marshall Ellick with a two-yard pass in the fourth quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive was 13 plays for 77 yards and took 6:17.
Stony Brook gained 343 yards of total offense on 64 plays. Towson had 439 yards of total offense on 68 plays.
The Seawolves had the ball for 27:46 minutes of the game.
PASSING: Stony Brook: 19-33-0 for 239 yards, 3 touchdowns Towson: 23-33-1 for 319 yards, 4 touchdowns.
RUSHING: Stony Brook: 31 carries for 104 yards, 1 touchdown. Towson: 35 carries for 120 yards.
WR Marshall Ellick gained 77 yards on five receptions with two touchdowns.
QB Joe Carbone had 195 passing yards with two touchdowns.
RB Donald Liotine collected 195 yards of total offense.
QUOTING THE SEAWOLVES Head Coach Chuck Priore "First of all, congratulations to Towson. They played an outstanding game. They were prepared. They played physical. They did what they do. They have a good football team." "As far as us, you are never as good as you think you are and you are never as bad as you think you are. We turned the ball over a few too many times coming out in the second half and if we didn't do that maybe it would have been a closer game." NOTES
QB Joe Carbone tossed a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes (one to WR Marshall Ellick and the other to RB Donald Liotine) for his 36th and 37th TD passes of his career.
Carbone's two touchdown passes against Towson marked his 14th career multi-passing touchdown game.
WR Marshall Ellick pulled down a 53-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter for his first TD as a member of Seawolves. He also scored second touchdown in the fourth quarter.
WR Jahquel Webb recorded his first career reception in the third quarter. It was a 28-yard catch that set up the touchdown by Jordan Gowins.
RB Jordan Gowins scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season and his 13th of his career with a one-yard score in the third quarter.
QB Tyquell Fields tossed his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter against Towson. He also recorded a career-best four completions for a career-high 44 yards.
With 195 all-purpose yards against Towson, RB Donald Liotine moved up into fourth place on Stony Brook's career list with 3,357.
Stony Brook's first-time players on Saturday: LB Chris Higgins, DB Randy Pringle, WR John Corpac and P Mitchell Wright.
Captains for tonight's game were QB Joe Carbone, TE Cal Daniels, DE John Haggart, LB Noah McGintyand LB Shayne Lawless.
UP NEXT Stony Brook hits on the road for the second straight Saturday when the Seawolves visit Durham, N.H., to take on the New Hampshire at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 13. The Seawolves return home Oct. 20 to host Rhode Island for the annual Homecoming game. Kickoff in LaValle Stadium is set for 6 p.m. Buy Tickets