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    Seawolves Get Drilled By Hofstra

    Apparently the 12th time is not the charm either.

    In front of a raucous crowd at LaValle Stadium on Friday night the Hofstra Pride defeated the Stony Brook Seawolves once again, the 12th time in all, 43-3.

    Although heavy rain was in the forecast and it drizzled at times, the game itself was “the perfect storm” according to Stony Brook Head Coach Chuck Priore.

    The Seawolves turned the ball over four times on the night, including a key fumble by Edwin Gowins that was returned 60 yards by Hofstra’s Leslie Jackman for a touchdown. “I think if you’re a good football team you can overcome some of those things.”

    The Seawolves offense was not good enough to overcome on this night.

    Redshirt Freshman Quarterback Dayne Hoffman finished nine of 22 on the evening for 119 yards. He was intercepted twice.

    Senior Dan Sweeney made a late relief appearance completing three of his five pass attempts for 20 yards.

    Hofstra turned all four Stony Brook turnovers into touchdowns and jumped out to a 31-3 lead at half time.

    Even though the team faced a large deficit at the half, Coach Priore tried to keep his heads team in the game with his locker room speech.

    “We went in, my message was it’s 0-0,” Priore said. “If you take the fact that its 0-0 and you come out and play like its 0-0, you’ll be proud of what the end of the game will be.”

    “The message was this; it doesn’t matter what happens in the past, you got to look for the next move and the next move is to play the 2nd half as competitively as you can,” he said.

    Hofstra’s two main weapons on offense, quarterback Cory Christopher and running back Brock Jackolski, both put the ball in the endzone.

    Jackolski rushed for 35 yards on 11 carries, and caught one pass for eight yards. Christopher was the teams leading rusher, gaining 48 yards on 12 carries, and going a very efficient 15-24 for 161 yards and one touchdown. He also scored two rushing touchdowns on carries of one and two yards.

    The lone Seawolves scoring came on a 28 yard field goal by Luke Gaddis late in the first half.

    Even after such a disappointing showing, Coach Priore is sure his team is in a good position moving forward.

    “I think from a perspective of winning and losing certainly we did not fare where we wanted to be,” he said. We’ve been there before as a program where we’ve strung some loses together and we’ve been able to overcome that. I expect this team can.”

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