Stony Brook beats Penn, 17-3, in final tuneup
Two big plays helped the Stony Brook football team beat Penn, 17-3, in a scrimmage at LaValle Stadium Saturday, the Seawolves' final preseason tuneup.
Sophomore Jamie Williams had a 45-yard touchdown run and junior Will Tye caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from Lyle Negron. Stony Brook had five sacks, three by Dimetrius Bernard.
"I was really pleased with today's outcome,'' coach Chuck Priore said. "A couple of things that stood out in my mind were our pass rush and Lyle's ability to throw the ball. We're healthy and we accomplished what our goals were. I like where we stand heading into next Saturday.'' Stony Brook will play its first game as a Colonial Athletic Association member at Rhode Island at 1 p.m.
After a controlled scrimmage in the first half, Stony Brook and Penn went 11-on-11 in the second half.
On the ninth play of the first drive, Williams went off left tackle down the left side for a touchdown.
Penn drove inside the Stony Brook 10 on its next possession, but on third-and-goal from the 3, Zedrick Gardner broke up a pass, forcing a field goal.
Nick Ferrara kicked a 24-yard field goal on Stony Brook's next drive for a 10-3 lead.
After a three-and-out by Penn, two penalties pushed the Seawolves to the Stony Brook 46. On third-and-11, Negron found Tye on a crossing route and he scored untouched. Negron finished 6-for-9 for 117 yards. Williams totaled 51 rushing yards.
Bamiro released. The Eagles released 6-8, 340-pound offensive tackle Michael Bamiro, a Stony Brook product, on Saturday as the team reduced its roster to 53. Bamiro said the Eagles told him they hope to bring him back to the practice squad.