Two More Defensive Touchdowns Help Lead the Seawolves to Victory at UNH
DURHAM, N.H. – Two more touchdowns by the Stony Brook football team's defense paired with two touchdown passes from senior QB Joe Carbone(Wethersfield, Conn.) helped lift the 19th-ranked Seawolves to a 35-7 victory over New Hampshire in a CAA Football contest on Saturday afternoon on the Wildcats' Homecoming. The defensive scores both came early in the game for Stony Brook (5-2, 3-1 CAA Football). Sophomore DB TJ Morrison (Yonkers, N.Y.) returned a UNH (1-5, 0-3 CAA Football) interception 35 yards in the first quarter, while senior LB Shayne Lawless(Moorestown, N.J.) scooped up a fumble and returned it 54 yards for the score on the first play of the second quarter. Carbone's touchdown passes went to junior WR Andrew Trent (Bellport, N.Y.) and to graduate WR Marshall Ellick (Richmond, Va.). Sophomore DB Augie Contressa (Commack, N.Y.) also sparked the defense with a career-high 11 tackles, two sacks and he forced the fumble on Lawless' touchdown. Senior RB Donald Liotine (Medford, N.Y.) added 163 rushing yards in the victory for the Seawolves. SCORING
Stony Brook got on the board first when WR Andrew Trent pulled an eight yard pass from QB Joe Carbone out of the air in the end zone on the opening possession of the game. The PAT by K Alex Lucanksy was good. The drive was 10 plays for 67 yards and took 4:33 off the clock.
DB TJ Morrison returned an interception of UNH QB Trevor Knight's pass 35 yards for the touchdown with 8:50 left in the first quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good to give Stony Brook a 14-0 lead.
LB Shayne Lawless picked up a fumble and scampered 54 yards for the scoop and score on the first play of the second quarter. The PAT by Alex Lucansky was good. The fumble was caused by DB Augie Contressa.
New Hampshire got on the board late in the second quarter when WR Neil O'Connor pulled in a catch-and-run touchdown from QB Trevor Knight. The PAT by K Jason Hughes was good. The drive was eight plays for 64 yards and took 2:30 off the clock.
Stony Brook opened up the second half scoring when WR Marshall Ellick pulled in the 19-yard pass from QB Joe Carbone in the end zone with 6:16 left in the third quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive was 11 plays for 80 yards and took 4:18 off the clock.
The Seawolves were able to add to the lead with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter when RB Kameron Pickett punched in into the end zone on a 18-yard run. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive was three plays for 20 yards and took 1:31 off the clock.
Stony Brook gained 317 yards of total offense on 57 plays. UNH had 312 yards of total offense on 81 plays.
The Seawolves had the ball for 26:31 minutes of the game.
PASSING: Stony Brook: 10-20-2 for 141 yards, 2 touchdowns UNH: 29-51-1 for 234 yards, 1 touchdown.
RUSHING: Stony Brook: 37 carries for 176 yards, 1 touchdown. UNH: 30 carries for 78 yards.
TE Cal Daniels gained 54 yards on five receptions.
QB Joe Carbone had 141 passing yards with two touchdowns.
RB Donald Liotine collected 163 rushing yards on 32 carries.
DB Augie Contressa had 11 total tackles, with two sacks and a forced fumble.
QUOTING THE SEAWOLVES Head Coach Chuck Priore "It was important for us to start the game the way we started today after last week. That momentum helped us throughout the game. It gave us a high level of confidence. I'm proud of our guys and how they played today." "I have a lot of respect for New Hampshire's football program and what coach has done over the years. In a lot of ways we've emulated our program after them." NOTES
With the victory, Stony Brook picked up the program's first win at New Hampshire.
DB TJ Morrison joined the 2018 Seawolves' defensive touchdown list when he returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.
LB Shayne Lawless returned a UNH fumble 54 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter.
Stony Brook has now scored six defensive touchdowns (four interceptions and two fumbles) and a special teams touchdown so far in the 2018 season.
QB Joe Carbone tossed a first-quarter touchdown pass WR Andrew Trent and a third-quarter touchdown to WR Marshall Ellick for his 38th and 39th TD passes of his career.
WR Andrew Trent pulled down the first touchdown of his career in the first quarter. It was an eight-yard pass from QB Joe Carbone.
Trent's touchdown was Stony Brook's first offensive touchdown this season not scored by a senior.
Carbone's two touchdown passes against UNH marked his 15th career multi-passing touchdown game. It is also the sixth straight games that Carbone has thrown at least one touchdown and the fourth straight multi-touchdown game.
WR Marshall Ellick pulled down a 19-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter for his third TD as a member of Seawolves, all three have come in the last two games.
RB Donald Liotine collected 163 rushing yards for his eighth career 100 yard game.
With 163 all-purpose yards against Towson, RB Donald Liotine and sits in fourth place on Stony Brook's career list with 3,420.
RB Kameron Pickett scored his first touchdown as a Seawolf with a 18-yard rush in the fourth quarter.
Contressa recorded a career-best 11 tackles against UNH that included two sacks, also a career-best.
Stony Brook's first-time players on Saturday: TE Isaiah Givins and DB Calique Cato-Jacobs. Both are the first true freshmen to play this season.
Stony Brook's first-time starters on Saturday: RG Kyle Nunez
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 returns home next Saturday to host Rhode Island for the annual Homecoming game. Kickoff in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium is set for 6 p.m. Buy Tickets