STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Stony Brook's football team rushed for 247 yards and passed for 196, while the defense held visiting Bryant to just 38 rushing yards enroute to a 35-10 season-opening victory on Thursday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
The win marked the 10th in a row at home for the Seawolves (1-0).
Senior RB Isaiah White (Gordon Heights, N.Y./Longwood) led the ground game with 54 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while junior QB Tyquell Fields (Yonkers, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) completed 10 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown in his first career start.
On the defensive side, senior DB Synceir Malone (Bronx, N.Y./Iona Prep) returned an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter to set the tone.
- Stony Brook scored the first points of 2019 in grand fashion with a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown by DB Synceir Malone with 6:58 left in the first quarter. The PAT by Nick Courtney was good.
- Bryant cracked the scoreboard with a 49-yard field goal by Luke Sampri with 9:42 left in the second quarter. The drive was 11 plays for 66 yards and took 5:11 off the clock.
- RB Isaiah White added to the Seawolves' lead with a one-yard rushing touchdown with 5:13 left in the second quarter. The PAT by Nick Courtney was good. The drive went 11 plays for 73 yards and took 4:25 off the clock.
- Stony Brook opened the second half scoring with a one-yard rushing touchdown by QB Tyquell Fieldswith 12:18 left in the third quarter. The PAT by Nick Courtney was good. The drive, highlighted by the 50-yard pass and catch from Field to WR Nick Anderson, was seven plays for 82 yards and took 2:35 off the clock.
- TE Peter McKenzie pulled down an eight-yard pass from QB Tyquell Fields in the end zone with 4:49 left in the third quarter to extend Stony Brook's lead. The PAT by Nick Courtney was good. The drive was 11 plays for 80 yards and took 3:45 off the clock.
- RB Isaiah White sprinted eight yards for a touchdown with 14:22 left in the fourth quarter. The PAT by Nick Courtney was good. The drive was four plays for 32 yards and took 0:59 off the clock.
- Bryant tacked on a late fourth-quarter score when RB Dan Abeboboye punched it in from one-yard out with 7:30 remaining in the game. The PAT by Luke Sampri was good. The drive was nine plays for 72 yards and took 3:51 off the clock.
Stony Brook gained 443 yards of total offense on 71 plays. Bryant had 205 yards of total offense on 65 plays.
- The Seawolves had the ball for 28:43 minutes of the game.
- PASSING: Stony Brook: 11-22-1 for 196 yards, one touchdown. Bryant: 17-29-2 for 167 yards.
- RUSHING: Stony Brook: 49 carries for 247 yards, 3 touchdowns. Bryant: 36 carries for 38 yards, one touchdown.
- QB Tyquell Fields had 194 passing yards with a touchdown.
- WR Andrew Trent had three catches for 79 yards.
- RB Isaiah White collected 54 rushing yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns.
- LB Keirston Johnson and DB Augie Contressa each had seven total tackles.
Quoting the Seawolves
Head Coach Chuck Priore
"It was a good team win. I thought our kids came out ready to play tonight. We played a ton of kids in the first half and then we came out and took control of the game on the first drive of the second half. Once we got that going I thought we were in good shape and we continued to play a lot of players throughout the second half."
- The Seawolves improved to 4-1 vs. Bryant.
- Thursday's win marked the 10 straight home win for Stony Brook in Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
- DB Synceir Malone's pick six in the first quarter marked his third career interception and first returned for a touchdown. Malone's TD also marked Stony Brook's seventh defensive touchdown and fifth pick-six over the past season-plus (2018 and tonight).
- LB Elijah Duff returned an interception 49 yards at the end of the first quarter for the first pick of his career.
- RB Isaiah White scored his first career touchdown with a one-yard rush with 5:13 left in the second quarter. White switched back to RB this season after spending three seasons on defense. He carried the ball 62 times for 243 yards as a true freshman in 2015. White later collected a second score from eight yards away in the fourth quarter.
- QB Tyquell Fields tallied his first career rushing touchdown with a one-yard score in the third quarter.
- Fields had himself a career night in his first collegiate start. He completed a career-best 10 passes for a career-high 194 yards. Fields also rushed for a career-best 52 yards on eight carries.
- TE Peter McKenzie made his first career catch one to remember as it went for a touchdown. He pulled down an eight-yard pass from QB Tyquell Fields in the back left corner of the end zone late in the third quarter.
- LT Cameron Lucas, RT Ian McLean, QB Tyquell Fields, RB Isaiah White, LB Reidgee Dimanche and LB Keirston Johnson all made their first starts against Bryant on Thursday.
- WR Jean Constant (transfer from Bryant) made his first start as a Seawolf.
- RB Ty Son Lawton, DB Gregory Young II, WR Lukas Merluzzi, RB Alex Indelicato, DB Will Corchado, DB Kendall Nero-Clark, DL Ryan Lopez, OL Matt Mirabito, LB Souleymane Camara, TE Thomas Dutton, TE Anthony Del Negro and DL Mayke Smith all made their collegiate debuts on Thursday.
- Transfers WR Jean Constant, WR Brandon Benson, TE Carter McCarthy, DL Sean Hammonds Jr. and OL James Tunstall all made their Stony Brook debuts on Thursday night.
- Stony Brook won the toss and deferred to the second half.
- Captains for tonight's game were RB Isaiah White, DB Gavin Heslop and DL Sam Kamara. Tonight's honorary captain was former Seawolves' LB Jawara Dudley, Class of 2013.
The Seawolves travel to Utah for the first time in program history to face Utah State on Sept. 7. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on Facebook Live.
Release provided by Stony Brook Athletics.