Stony Brook 59
|Next up: Stony Brook (10-2) at James Madison (11-0)
Saturday, 2 p.m. (ET)
COMPARE: Stony Brook vs. James Madison
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Donald Liotine, RB, Stony Brook (133 yards rushing, 2 TDs on just 17 carries)
THE TURNING POINT
Cal Daniels caught a 40 yard touchdown from Joe Carbone while things were still a bit dicey for Stony Brook. The play came just seconds into the second half after a first half that was surprisingly devoid of points considering how the game finished up (88 points).[divider]
The big question coming in was — would Lehigh surprise everybody, or would the game go a lot like last year's first round game when New Hampshire blew out a 9-win Lehigh team that had captured the Patriot League championship? As it turned out, Stony Brook ended up posting about the same final score as its CAA compatriot UNH did last year. But it took a little while for the SeaWolves to get rolling. Now the question is this — can Stony Brook knock off James Madison, a team it didn't face in CAA play this year because of schedule rotation? Is this almost like a CAA championship game (even though that has already technically been awarded to the Dukes). Here's the chance for the SeaWolves.
PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK
James Madison and Stony Brook are two top 25 FCS defenses, so that should make it relatively interesting. The SeaWolves will face a stout run defense in JMU, which allows only 82 yards per game. That may be the big difference in this one.
James Madison 27, Stony Brook 7