Sacred Heart Pioneers (2-0) at Stony Brook Seawolves (1-1, 1-0 CAA)
Saturday, Sept. 16 - 6 PM
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium - Stony Brook, N.Y.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The SHU football team looks to continue its strong start to the 2017 season Saturday when it travels across Long Island Sound to face the Stony Brook Seawolves at 6 p.m.
Last Time Out: After trailing at Lafayette 10-0 after the first quarter, SHU scored 31 unanswered points on its way to a 38-24 win. The Pioneers took the lead with 12:11 left in the third quarter on an eight-yard touchdown run by Ose Imeokparia. Jordan Meachum scored the first of his two touchdowns with 0:14 remaining in the third to give SHU a 24-10 lead. The duo combined for 195 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Kevin Duke was 19-for-25 passing for 219 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He also had 73 rushing yards. The SHU defense held Lafayette to 40 yards rushing. CJ Parvelus and Alec Finelli each had seven tackles.
- This is the fifth straight season SHU has started 2-0.
- The Pioneers are ranked among the top-10 in the nation through two week in rushing defense (5th), sacks (7th), total defense (7th), and rushing offense (7th).
- Wide Receiver Andrew O'Neill caught his 10th career touchdown pass last week at Lafayette. He has a touchdown reception in seven of the last nine games.
SHU vs. Stony Brook
The Series: Stony Brook leads the all-time series against Sacred Heart 10-5. The Pioneers have won three of the last four meetings.
Last Meeting: In the first meeting between the two programs in 10 years, SHU scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to defeat #20 Stony Brook 38-10 last season at LaValle Stadium. RJ Noel passed for 205 yards and a touchdown, adding two rushing scores. The SHU defense held the Seawolves to 77 yards of total offense in the second half and 241 for the game.
Scouting the Seawolves: Picked eighth in the CAA Preseason Poll, Stony Brook moved to 1-1 on the year with a 35-18 win at Rhode Island in its conference opener. Quarterback Joe Carbone threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns to Ray Bolden, who had 10 receptions for 121 yards. Stacey Bedell rushed for 51 yards and two scores. Noah McGinty led the Stony Brook defense with 11 tackles.