Seawolves' Season Comes to a Close in First Round of FCS Playoffs
CAPE GIRADEAU, Mo. – It was a tale of two halves in Saturday afternoon's first round NCAA Division I Championship game between No. 15 Stony Brook and No. 20 Southeast Missouri at Houck Field. The Seawolves (7-5) led 14-0 after a solid first half performance, while the Redhawks (9-3) used three turnovers to score four third-quarter touchdowns to secure a 28-14 victory. SCORING
Stony Brook cracked the scoring column first when RB Donald Liotine punched it in from two yards outs with 6:37 left in the second quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive, highlighted by a 23-yard fourth-down pass from QB Joe Carbone to WR Julius Wingate, was six plays for 37 yards and took 2:56 off the clock.
The Seawolves added one more first-half score when QB Joe Carbone hit WR Julius Wingate in the end zone from 36 yards away with 1:54 left in the second quarter. The PAT by K Alex Lucansky was good. The drive was six plays for 70 yards and lasted 2:45.
Southeast Missouri got the second half scoring started when QB Daniel Santacaterina scrambled 16 yards for a touchdown with 13:19 left in the third quarter. The PAT by K Kendrick Tiller was good. The drive was four plays for 24 yards and took 0:55 off the clock.
SEMO knotted up the game when QB Daniel Santacaterina found WR Kristian Wilkerson in the right side of the end zone on a five-yard pass with 10:06 left in the third quarter. The PAT by K Kendrick Tiller was good. The drive was five plays for 38 yards and lasted 1:39.
The Redhawks took the lead with 7:44 left in the third quarter when QB Daniel Santacaterina hit WR Jerrick Orr in the end zone with a nine-yard pass. The PAT by K Kendrick Tiller was good. The drive was three plays for 40 yards and took 0:50 off the clock.
SEMO added another third-quarter touchdown when QB Daniel Santacaterina connected with WR Kristian Wilkerson on a 38-yard pass with 3:42 left in the quarter. The PAT by K Kenrick Tiller was good. The drive was one play for 38 yards and took 0:06.
Stony Brook gained 404 yards of total offense on 89 plays. SEMO had 240 yards of total offense on 65 plays.
The Seawolves had the ball for 35:03 minutes of the game.
PASSING: Stony Brook: 22-44-2 for 285 yards, one touchdown. SEMO: 13-29-0 for 136 yards, three touchdowns.
RUSHING: Stony Brook: 45 carries for 119 yards, 1 touchdown. SEMO: 36 carries for 104 yards, one touchdown.
QB Joe Carbone had 211 passing yards with a touchdown.
WR Julius Wingate had eight catches for 143 yards and a touchdown.
RB Jordan Gowins collected 73 rushing yards on 16 carries.
LB Shayne Lawless and Noah McGinty each had seven total tackles.