STONY BROOK 23, ARMY 3 | BOX SCORE | WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Senior Miguel Maysonet rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns as the Stony Brook football team (4-1) recorded its first win over a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent with a 23-3 win over Army (0-4) on Saturday at Michie Stadium.
It was the 10th win by a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school over an FBS opponent and the first over a service academy this season. It also was the Big South's third-ever victory over an FBS opponent in League history.
Maysonet recorded his career-high in rushing yards one week after rushing for 198 yards against Colgate. He totaled 116 yards, including gains of 49 and 45, in the first quarter alone. Maysonet (139) nearly outrushed, Army (144), in the first half.
Stony Brook's first drive to start the second half took 8:23, the longest in terms of time of possession this season. Chris McMillan and Tanner Nehls each caught passes for the first time this year. For Nehls, it was the first of his career. Kevin Norrell had seven receptions for 95 yards, while quarterback Kyle Essington was 11-of-15 passing for 151 yards.
Jawara Dudley and Reginald Francklin had 10 stops apiece for the SBU defense. Senior Dan Mulrooney stopped Army quarterback Trent Steelman on a fourth-and-one from the four-yard line. Stony Brook held Army to 273 rushing yards -- 120 yards below the Black Knights' FBS-leading average of 399.0 entering the game.
Stony Brook will open Big South play against Charleston Southern on Saturday, Oct. 6. Since joining the Big South in 2008, the Seawolves are 19-4 against Conference opponents.
PRESBYTERIAN 28, DAVIDSON 13 | BOX SCORE
The Presbyterian College football team scored 21 unanswered points in the second half, including a score off a fake field goal and two touchdowns by Demarcus Rouse, to break open a 7-7 deadlock at halftime and take the 28-13 win over Davidson tonight at Richardson Stadium in Davidson, N.C.
PC was led on the ground by Rouse, who had 12 carries for 50 yards and two touchdowns. Lance Byrd ran for 75 yards off 16 carries. Jeremiah McKie led the Blue Hose in the air with three catches for 51 yards, including a long of 31. Tamyn Garrick was 11-of-34 passing for 164 yards two interceptions.
Davidson was led by Spencer Perry who ran for 123 yards off 20 carries. Jonathan Carkhuff was 21-for-34 for 280 yards and two interceptions. He also threw for two touchdowns.
PC recorded 16 first downs, compared to 15 for Davidson. The Blue Hose collected 368 yards of total offense, with the Wildcats recording 360. PC threw for 174 yards and rushed for 194, while Davidson threw for 280 and rushed for 80 yards.
Donelle Williams led PC with eight tackles, but it was Bryson Brindle who had the highlights, collecting a career-high three sacks for a loss of 29 yards.
Jelani Doeman led Davidson with 10 tackles and one interception.
The Blue Hose (2-3) started on offense to open the game and drove 41 yards in seven plays before being stopped at the Davidson (0-4) 21-yard line. PC attempted a 38-yard field goal with 11:44 on the clock, but the Aaron Mayes' attempt hit the right upright to keep the game scoreless.
After PC punted away with 2:24 left in the first quarter, the Wildcats took over at the PC 49-yard line. After two rushes by Perry for 16 yards, the Wildcats had first and 10 at the 34-yard line, Carkhuff attempted a pass and it was intercepted by L. J. Perry, who ran the ball back 66 yards for PC's first touchdown of the game. It was Perry's second career interception and first touchdown. After the PAT, the Blue Hose led 7-0 with 53 seconds left in the first quarter.
On a fourth and two from the Davidson 22-yard line with just under five to play in the first quarter, Garrick completed a 12-yard pass to Shawn Armstrong to save the drive. It was short-lived as Davidson's Doeman intercepted Garrick two plays later to give the Wildcats the ball at their own 10-yard line. The Wildcats were unable to capitalize and punted away after a three and out, giving the Blue Hose the ball at their 43-yard line.
A Blue Hose punt gave the Wildcats the ball on their own 32-yard line. Davidson drove to the PC 36 before Carkhuff hit Chris Trinetti, who ran the ball 36 yards for the score with 46 seconds left on the clock. The added PAT knotted the game at 7-7.
PC started the next drive at its 35-yard line and after two completions to McKie for 11 and nine yards, the Blue Hose were in Davidson territory at the 45-yard line with 20 seconds to go. With a chance to score before the half Garrick threw his second interception of the game, this one to Pete Anderson who ran it back 20 yards to the Davidson 26-yard line. With just three seconds left in the half, Davidson took a knee and went into the locker room tied 7-7.
The Blue Hose opened the second half with a 60-yard kickoff by Mayes to put Davidson at the 35-yard line. On second and eight Perry rushed for 20 yards as the Wildcats started to move up the field. Carkhuff was sacked for a loss of 11 yards by Brindle to make it second and 21. Despite a 13-yard completion to Reese Williams, Davidson was forced to punt. The punt went through the end zone to give the Blue Hose the ball at the 20-yard line. PC was unable to move the ball and punted away from its own 15-yard line, however.
Davidson began its drive with 9:48 to go in the third quarter from the PC 46-yard line. Carkhuff completed three straight passes the next three plays, the final a 32-yard touchdown catch to Lanny Funsten to give Davidson the 13-7 lead, after an unsuccessful PAT, with 8:35 remaining in the third quarter.
In PC's next drive Garrick hit Joel Ruiz for a 17-yard catch on third and six and followed it with a 45-yard catch by Michael Ruff on third and 10 to put the ball on the Davidson 19-yard line. Rouse scored his fifth touchdown of the season two plays later with a three-yard rush with 5:05 on the clock, which put the Blue Hose back up 14-13, after a Mayes' successful PAT, his ninth straight of the season.
The touchdown was the eighth of Rouse's career and moved him to a tie for third in PC's Division I era record book for rushing TDs.
After Davidson's next drive stalled, PC took over with 2:03 left in the third from its own seven-yard line. Byrd led things off with an eight-yard rush, which was followed by a career-long 45-yard run by Armstrong that gave PC first and 10 from the Davidson 40-yard line. Garrick found a wide-open McKie down the left side of the field for a 31-yard completion that gave PC first and goal. Armstrong ended the third quarter with a three-yard rush to the Davidson five-yard line.
The Wildcat defense held the line to open the fourth quarter, forcing a field goal attempt by PC. Mayes missed his second of the game as his 21-yard attempt sailed right to give Davidson the ball at the 20-yard line with 14:11 remaining in the game.
Davidson went three and out after Carkhuff was sacked for a loss of nine by Parrish Walker. Cedric Byrd returned the punt a career-long 44 yards to put the ball on the Wildcat 19-yard line. Davidson's defense forced another field goal attempt by Mayes. Holder Kaleb Griffin picked up ball off the snap and threw a 10-yard TD pass to Ruiz who was open in the end zone to give PC the 21-13 lead. The TD was the first of Ruiz's career.
The Wildcats started their final drive with 5:58 left in the game from their own one-yard line. After an incomplete pass by Carkhuff to open the drive, he hit Perry for a 29-yard catch. He then followed it up with a 47-yard completion to Tim Hines to put the Wildcats at the PC 23-yard line. Perry rushed for a yard on second and two before Brindle posted his second sack of the game, this one an eight-yard loss to put Davidson at the 14-yard line with fourth and nine.
Davidson went for it on fourth down and Carkhuff tried to force a pass and instead threw to Mark Williams for his first career interception. He ran the ball back 72 yards to set up a six-yard TD rush by Rouse, the ninth of his career. The PAT by Mayes was good and PC led 28-13 with 2:53 remaining.
Davidson made a run down the stretch but two sacks, by Brindle and Keyadd Miller, as well as a 15-yard penalty late, kept the Wildcats at Bay. After Carkhuff's pass was short on a fourth and 24, PC took over on downs and ran out the clock to secure the 28-13 win.
Presbyterian returns to action next Saturday in its Big South opener at VMI. Kickoff is set for 1:30pm and will be televised on ESPN3 as part of the Conference's new "Game of the Week" TV package.
#16/17 APPALACHIAN STATE 55, COASTAL CAROLINA 14 | BOX SCORE
The No. 16/17-ranked Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-2) scored on four of its first five drives and pulled away for a 55-14 victory over Coastal Carolina (2-3) Saturday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Steven Miller led App with 202 rushing yard s and two scores, while Jamal Jackson threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Sean Price was Jackson's top target, catching eight passes for 128 yards and two TDs. Overall, the Mountaineers racked up 684 of total offense compared to Coastal's 304.
Appalachian State took the opening kickoff and drove 64 yards in nine plays to take an early 7-0 lead. Jackson looked to be stopped on a run to the right, but he reversed field and out-ran the Coastal defense for a five-yard score.
ASU went up 14-0 on its third possession, scoring on a two-play, 97-yard drive. After an Austin Cain punt backed App State to its own three, Miller broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage and picked up 28 yards to the 31. On the next play, Jackson found Price over the middle to a 71-yard touchdown pass.
The Mountaineers struck once again, using just 1:25 off the clock, as Jackson found Drew Bailey for a 23-yard score inside the final minute of the first quarter. App made it four scores in five drives, opening the second quarter with a five-play, 49-yard touchdown drive. Jackson had a 15-yard run to the three and Miller capped the drive with a three-yard touchdown run for a 28-0 lead.
Coastal's offense got on track, using a hurry-up offense and a power running game. However, the score came on a swing pass from Aramis Hillary to Tyrell Blanks for a 20-yard score. Appalachian State answered back with a 25 yard field goal by Drew Stewart to make the score 31-7. Coastal's offense once again put together an impressive drive ending with Hillary finding David Duran in the end zone for a two-yard score. With 1:14 left in the half, the Mountaineers reached the CCU 13 before Stewart kicked a 30-yard field goal for a 34-14 lead.
Hillary finished the game with 145 passing yards, completing 15-of-30 passes, with two scores.
One play after a Coastal punt to start the third, Appalachian's Miller broke off left tackle and scored on a 75-yard run and a 41-14 lead.
The team's traded punts until late in the third quarter. ASU was pinned on its own 10 after Cain's 35-yard punt. The Mountaineers drove the ball 90 yards, taking 7:29 off the clock, to take a 48-14 lead. Jackson completed the drive with a nine-yard touchdown pass to Price in the left corner of the end zone.
On the ensuing kickoff, Tre Henderson took the ball out of the end zone and returned it 87 yards to the ASU 13. It marked the longest kick return in CCU history (one yard better than Henderson's 86 yard return for a TD versus Gardner-Webb last season) and the longest non-scoring play in school history. However, the Chants were not able to take advantage due a fumble two plays later.
App State tacked on a final touchdown with 2:28, thanks to a 14-yard run by Michael Frazier, to provide the final margin, 55-14.
Coastal Carolina will have a bye week next weekend. The Chants return to action Oct. 13, hosting Stony Brook as part of Hall of Fame weekend.