Seawolves Put Together a Total Team Effort to Take Down No. 11 Delaware
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – It might have been the 400 yards of total offense or it could have been the relentless pursuit of the football by the defense, but both of these led to the 12th-ranked Stony Brook football team's 17-3 victory over No. 11 Delaware on Saturday afternoon at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. The Seawolves (7-3, 5-2 CAA Football) were led on offense by senior RB Donald Liotine's (Medford, N.Y.) 170 rushing yards that included a 33-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped seal the victory over the Blue Hens (7-3, 5-2 CAA Football). Senior QB Joe Carbone (Wethersfield, Conn.) tossed for 178 yards and a touchdown to senior WR Donavin Washington (Glendora, Calif. ). Defensively, senior LB Noah McGinty (Carlsbad, Calif.) had nine total tackles with 2.0 tackles for a loss. SCORING
Stony Brook scored the lone first-half points when K Alex Lucansky knocked a 26-yard field goal through the uprights as time expired in the second quarter. The drive was 10 plays for 65 yards and took 1:57 off the clock.
The Seawolves struck first in the second half when QB Joe Carbone found WR Donavin Washington in the end zone from 27 yards out on a fourth down play with 9:43 left in the third quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive was eight plays for 68 yards and took 3:57 off the clock.
Delaware got on the board with 11:18 left in the fourth quarter when K Frank Raggo nailed a 28-yard field goal. The drive was 11 plays for 66 yards and lasted 4:54.
Stony Brook tacked on some insurance when RB Donald Liotine went 33 yards up the middle for the touchdown with 5:27 left in the fourth quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive was four plays for 41 yards and took 1:19 off the clock.
Stony Brook gained 400 yards of total offense on 76 plays. Delaware had 201 yards of total offense on 61 plays.
The Seawolves had the ball for 33:01 minutes of the game.
PASSING: Stony Brook: 16-23-1 for 178 yards, one touchdown. Delaware: 9-27-1 for 103 yards.
RUSHING: Stony Brook: 53 carries for 222 yards, 1 touchdown. Delaware: 34 carries for 98 yards.
QB Joe Carbone had 178 passing yards with a touchdown.
WR Donavin Washington had three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.
RB Donald Liotine collected 170 rushing yards on 27 carries with one touchdown.
LB Noah McGinty had nine total tackles, 0.5 sack and 2.0 TFL.
QUOTING THE SEAWOLVES Head Coach Chuck Priore "This was a good program win. We had a bitter taste in our mouths for two weeks after the loss at JMU. The kids handled the two weeks correctly. Our coaches did a phenomenal job preparing our kids for this game. Our kids played with a great focus and the one thing I asked them to do was to have fun. I think they had fun out there. At the end of the day they didn't allow anything to bother them. They just went out and played football." NOTES
Stony Brook's victory over Delaware improved the Seawolves to a perfect 5-0 at LaValle Stadium this season, the first unbeaten season at home since 2012.
Stony Brook has now won nine straight games at LaValle Stadium.
RB Donald Liotine reached 100-yards rushing against Delaware with 170 yards to mark the sixth 100-yard game of the season and 10 100-yard game of his career.
RB Donald Liotine now has 1,025 rushing yards this season and is the 11th player in school history to reach the milestone and the first since 2014 when Liotine's former teammate Stacey Bedell gained 1,070.
RB Donald Liotine scored the 22nd rushing touchdown of his career in the fourth quarter against Delaware to move into a tie for fifth place on Stony Brook's career list.
RB Donald Liotine now has 3,822 yards of total offensive (4th) in his career and 2,703 career rushing yards (4th) to go with 543 career rushing carries (4th).
QB Joe Carbone tossed a third-quarter touchdown pass to WR Donavin Washington for his 41st TD pass of his career. He sits fourth on Stony Brook's all-time list for touchdown passes.
QB Joe Carbone collected 178 yards passing on 16-of-23 with now has 5,654 career passing yards (3rd), 482 pass completions (3rd) and 897 pass attempts (3rd) in his career.
LB Shayne Lawless collected seven total tackles against Delaware to move his career total to 277 and move him into a tie for fifth on Stony Brook's career list. Lawless also now has 38.5 career TFLs (4th) and 13.5 sacks (t10th).
LB Noah McGinty collected nine total tackles against the Blue Hens to bring his career total to 272 and move him into sixth place on Stony Brook's career list.
First time players on Saturday vs. Delaware: DB Randall Hepburn Jr.
Stony Brook honored 20 seniors prior to kickoff on Saturday: WR Donavin Washington, WR Kyle Vadis, DB CeQuan Jefferson, QB Joe Carbone, WR Marshall Ellick, WR Julius Wingate, RB Jordan Gowins, DB Tadarrian Luster, RB Donald Liotine, LB Deyshaun Tucker, LB Shayne Lawless, DL John Haggart, LB Noah McGinty, TE Cal Daniels, K Nick Courtney, K Alex Lucansky, P Marc Nolan, DS Anthony Santorelli, OL Jonathan Haynes and OL Chris Infantino.
Captains for today's game were QB Joe Carbone, TE Cal Daniels, DE John Haggart, LB Noah McGintyand LB Shayne Lawless.
UP NEXT Stony Brook will head up to in-state conference rival UAlbany next Saturday for the fourth annual Battle for the Apple. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Casey Stadium.