Coming off a loss to then-No. 4 Oregon, facing a winless Fordham team from the weaker Patriot League should have been a nice tune-up before diving into the heart of conference play. Instead, the Seawolves were stunned and lost.
Facing a winless Fordham Rams team at home and coming off a strong first-half performance last week at No. 3 Oregon, Stony Brook was embarrassed 31-14 by Fordham on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
For the past 434 days, the Stony Brook football team’s record was .500 or better. Following their 17-10 loss to the University of Delaware Blue Hens (5-6, 3-4), the Seawolves (5-6, 2-5) winning percentage is now .455 and they have now lost five of their past six games after starting the season 4-1.
After a pair of losses at home and coming off the bye-week, the Stony Brook football team looked to take down a top-five nationally ranked team. The final, 36-35, does not truly reflect what occurred during the game. It was a tale of two very different halves.