Seawolves Dominate Raiders En Route to 24-3 Victory; Lawton Eclipses 1,000 Career Rushing Yards
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The Stony Brook University football team (1-1, 0-1 CAA) put together a dominant effort on all sides of the ball as it defeated Colgate (0-2, 0-0 Patriot), 24-3, on Saturday afternoon. The Seawolves were paced by an offensive attack that controlled the ground game with 287 rushing yards.
Redshirt junior running back Ty Son Lawton rushed for a career-high-tying 134 yards and a touchdown. Lawton eclipsed the 1,000 career rushing yard mark in the win. Redshirt senior running back Seba Nekhet ran for 96 yards of his own on 15 carriers.
On the defensive end, the Seawolves limited the Raiders to 240 yards and a first-quarter field goal. The Stony Brook defense caused havoc all day long by generating stifling pressure at the line of scrimmage, which resulted in three sacks and a pair of interceptions.
After going down, 3-0, after the first quarter, the Seawolves locked in and outscored the Raiders, 24-0, over the final three-quarters of the game. The momentum shifted in Stony Brook's favor at the 13:45 mark in the second quarter. Graduate quarterback Tyquell Fields faked a handoff out of the shotgun and threw a perfect ball to redshirt sophomore Shawn Harris Jr., who hauled the pass in and went for a 64-yard touchdown.
From that moment forward, Stony Brook controlled the pace of play as well as the momentum of the contest. The Seawolves added to their lead as the final seconds ticked off in the first half. Redshirt sophomore kicker Mike Boyle converted a 26-yard field goal, which put Stony Brook up 10-3 going into the halftime break.
Stony Brook picked up where it left off as the second half got underway. With 10:47 to go in the third quarter, graduate Dajon Owens stepped in front of a pass and recorded an interception. Owens' interception led to a Seawolves' 14-play, 81-yard drive that was capped off with a one-yard touchdown run by Fields with 2:13 to go in the third quarter.