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    Football Roughed Up By Youngstown State

    Stony Brook (SB) suffered their first loss of their season Sat., when they went into Ohio to face the Youngstown State (YSU) Penguins and came back with a 42-6 loss. For the second week in a row, QB Josh Dudash wouldn’t finish the game, but this week it was for all the wrong reasons.

    The game started with a quick punt from each side. The Penguins got on the board about halfway into the 1st quarter with a touchdown. They finished the quarter with an exchange of interceptions and an exchange of punts.

    YSU broke it open in the 2nd quarter, with their first two drives of the quarter coming from interceptions. Both resulted in touchdowns. Late in the quarter, YSU would pick up another touchdown off an interception to go up 28-0 at halftime.

    In the 3rd quarter, SB finally got into YSU territory, and got on the board with a field goal by Luke Gaddis. There would be no more scoring that quarter. The 4th quarter saw YSU completely pull away. They scored an early touchdown, surprised SB with an onside kick, which YSU recovered, and then scored a touchdown on that possession. SB scored another field goal. For the final possession of the game, Dudash was replaced by junior Dan Sweeney, with other starters coming out as well. They got within 9 yards of a touchdown before time ran out.

    The team struggled on all sides of the ball, with Dudash throwing four interceptions in the 1st half, with three being converted for touchdowns. YSU’s offense put up 421 yards to SB’s 296. YSU also had more production on special teams, with more kickoff/punt return yards, as well as recovering an onside kick.

    SB’s undoing was somewhat because of its own mistakes, especially on turnovers. They were also overmatched, as YSU is one of the top-ranked FCS teams in the country, with a full complement of scholarship players, whereas SB is still building, and up to only 38 scholarship players, limiting their depth.

    SB will try to rebound at home this Saturday at 6 PM against Monmouth.

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