Despite its cleanest performance of the year, the Stony Brook football team could not crank out an upset in their return home. In their first home game in a month, the Seawolves were defeated by No. 18/21 William & Mary on Saturday by a score of 27-10.
Two minutes and 30 seconds remained on the clock as the Stony Brook defense needed to prevent the Maine Black Bears from driving 56 yards to score a potential game-winning touchdown. One play was all that was required to ensure that would not happen.
Redshirt freshman linebacker Tyler King has only played 12 collegiate games for the Stony Brook football team, but he has already made a name for himself as one of the most feared defenders in his conference.
After last week’s comeback effort fell short against Towson, the Stony Brook football team will return home to face the reigning CAA champion, the Delaware Blue Hens, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m.
It was the first time in program history that Stony Brook had ever lost to Rhode Island after winning its first seven contests against the Rams. Dating back to 2019, the Seawolves are 2-11 in their last 13 games.
The Seawolves were down by just a field goal at the end of the first quarter and trailed by only 10 at halftime to the No. 4 FBS-ranked Oregon Ducks, the two-time defending Pac-12 champions, making many across the country nervous at the close score.
The Seawolves will travel upstate to face the Colgate Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Andy Kerr Stadium, looking to rebound from last Thursday’s painful season-opening loss to New Hampshire. It will be the first meeting between these two schools since 2013, with Stony Brook leading the all-time series 3-1.
The Seawolves fell 19 yards shy of completing what would have been an all-time comeback, ultimately falling 27-21 to the New Hampshire Wildcats at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 2 in the season opener.