Coming off an impressive bounceback 38-28 win last week at Coastal Carolina, Stony Brook (3-4, 2-0 Big South) has a chance to even its overall record today against Charleston Southern (2-5, 0-3) at LaValle Stadium. More importantly, the Seawolves need to win to keep pace at the top of the conference standings with Liberty, which is 2-0 in league play and holds a narrow 24-17 lead midway through the third quarter at Presbyterian.
Unfortunately for the Seawolves, their penchant for taking crushing penalties at the wrong times has raised its head again. A 40-yard punt return for a touchdown by Jordan Gush was wiped out by a holding call on Kenny Tuiloma near the end of the first quarter. The drive ended when the Buccaneers blocked a 29-yard Wes Skiffington field goal attempt early in the second quarter.