Stony Brook Falls Short in Defensive Standoff at James Madison
HARRISONBURG, VA. – The 15th ranked Stony Brook football team dropped a heartbreaker at No. 3 James Madison on Saturday afternoon at Bridgeforth Stadium. The Seawolves (6-3, 4-2 CAA Football) fell 13-10 in a defensive standoff to the Dukes (6-2, 4-1 CAA Football). SCORING
James Madison got on the board first when WR Kyndel Dean bounced in way into the end zone on a 15-yard reception from QB Ben DiNucci with 1:47 left in the first quarter. The PAT by K Tyler Gray was good. The drive was 11 plays for 82 yards and took 5:19 off the clock.
Stony Brook cracked the scoring column when RB Donald Liotine went untouched on a 30-yard rush with 10:14 left in the second quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive was three plays for 40 yards and took 1:14 off the clock.
K Alex Lucansky banged home a 37-yard field goal with 0:04 left in the first half to give the Seawolves a 10-7 lead. The drive was five plays for 26 yards and took 0:29 off the clock. The drive started when DL John Haggart forced a JMU fumble and LB Shayne Lawless recovered.
JMU tied it up when K Tyler Gray nailed a 41-yard field goal with 13:51 left in the fourth quarter. The drive was five plays for 25 yards and lasted 1:39.
Dukes' K Tyler Gray hit a 24-yard field goal with 8:56 left in the fourth quarter that broke the tie. The drive was nine plays for 56 yards and took 3:19 off the clock.
Stony Brook gained 305 yards of total offense on 71 plays. JMU had 243 yards of total offense on 66 plays.
The Seawolves had the ball for 29:51 minutes of the game.
PASSING: Stony Brook: 19-37-2 for 192 yards. JMU: 16-25-0 for 140 yards, one touchdown.
RUSHING: Stony Brook: 34 carries for 113 yards, 1 touchdown. JMU: 41 carries for 103 yards.
WR Julius Wingate gained 69 yards on eight receptions.
QB Joe Carbone had 192 passing yards.
RB Donald Liotine collected 71 rushing yards on 19 carries with one touchdown.
LB Shayne Lawless had 10 total tackles, 1.0 sack, 2.5 TFL and a fumble recovery.
DL John Haggart had 10 total tackles and a forced a fumble.
QUOTING THE SEAWOLVES Head Coach Chuck Priore "One play does not define a game. In the first quarter we had several neglected opportunities to get up and we did not. I'm obviously proud of our team to be able to come back in the fourth quarter in a away game, crowd noise and everything against you. We converted two fourth-down situations and had the opportunity." NOTES
WR Julius Wingate pulled down a career-best eight receptions against JMU.
RB Donald Liotine scored the 21st rushing touchdown of his career in the second quarter against JMU. He sits seventh on Stony Brook's career rushing touchdowns list.
RB Donald Liotine gained 71 rushing yards to give him 2,533 for his career and move up to fourth place on Stony Brook's career rushing yards list.
With 96 all-purpose yards against JMU, RB Donald Liotine and sits in fourth place on Stony Brook's career list with 3,652.
Stony Brook's first-time players on Saturday: DB Randall Hepburn Jr. and LB Jaylyn Stover.
Captains for tonight's game were QB Joe Carbone, TE Cal Daniels, DE John Haggar