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Football Preview: Stony Brook at Brown

Coming off a dominating victory against American International, Stony Brook looks to continue its winning ways this week against Brown University.

The Seawolves accumulated 479 yards of total offense last week, including 344 rushing yards with sophomore Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) and junior Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.) leading the way. The duo combined for 325 yards on the ground and had three rushing touchdowns between them.

Junior Michael Coulter (Yorba Linda, Calif.) also had a solid game, throwing for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Stony Brook was able to dominate despite the absence of running back Edwin Gowins (Bellport, N.Y.), who sat out with a strained abdominal muscle. He has been held out of practice and is listed as questionable for this week, though his time is likely to be limited if he gets any at all.

This will be the first game of the season for the Bears, who were picked to finish in the Ivy League. Bears coach Phil Estes said facing the Seawolves will be a challenge for his team.

“They’re a big, physical, explosive team,” he said. “They have great team speed, so we have our hands full.”

Senior quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero returns after being named to the All-Ivy League first team last year. He led the league with an average of 270.9 passing yards per game and 18 passing touchdowns.

Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore said the Seawolves defense must contain the quarterback and offensively they will have to have a good game through the air if they hope to win.

“On defense we have to eliminate the big plays, which they’re notorious for, and we have to control the pass game,” he said. “Offensively we have to possess the ball and since they will try to defend the run, we have to create some big plays through the pass game this week.”

The defense gave up 196 passing yards last week as American International was able to take advantage of the Seawolves’ youth at the cornerback position. Priore said this week will be a bigger challenge, but he remains optimistic.

“We’re young at the corner position but we’re getting better,” he said. “We just have to play good sound football.”

In last year’s matchup, Coulter orchestrated a game winning drive in the final minutes of the game as Stony Brook rallied past the Bears to win, 21-20. The all-time series between the teams is tied at one game apiece, as Brown was able to defeat the Seawolves in their first-ever matchup 2008.

Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

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