Stony Brook quarterback Charlie McKee passes against Maine during a...

Stony Brook quarterback Charlie McKee passes against Maine during a CAA football game at LaValle Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Charlie McKee threw for threw touchdowns, including the winning 7-yard score to Kahlil Newton with 5:48 left in the game as Stony Brook rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to get its first victory of the season, 28-27, over Maine on homecoming at LaValle Stadium.

McKee was a super-efficient 18-for-21 for 249 yards, with no interceptions, yielding a lofty passing efficiency mark of 232.5 on the day.

His other two touchdown passes coveredΒ Β 10 yards to RJ Lamarre to make it 20-14 with 9:43 left in the third quarter, and 1 yard to Tyler Devera to get within 27-21 with 57 seconds left in the third quarter.

The first SBU (1-6, 1-4 CAA) touchdown was a 2-yard run by Ross Tallarico to open the scoring with 10:07 left in the first quarter.

Angelo Guglielmello kicked four indispensable PATs for Stony Brook, including the one after Newton's touchdown to nudge the Seawolves ahead 28-27.

Maine's Cole Baker missed a 46-yard field-goal attempt with 56 seconds left.

Stony Brook's Jayden Cook ran for 92 yards on 26 carries. McKee spread the 18 completions around to nine different receivers with Devera making four catches for 50 yards and his touchdown.

The Bears (2-5, 2-2) got a huge game from quarterback Joe Fagnano, who was 28-for-45 for 314 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 65 yards on 10 attempts.

Neither Fagnano nor McKee threw an interception and both were sacked twice.

Fagnano threw second-quarter touchdown passes of 13 yards to Kobay White and 42 yards to Shawn Bowman, and Baker hit field goals of 45 and 33 yards as Maine built a 20-7 lead at intermission.

After McKee's TD pass to Lamarre made it 20-14, Maine's Elijah Barnwell scored on a 12-yard run to give the Bears a 27-14 lead with 6:17 left in the third quarter.

The Seawolves then went on an 11-play, 75-yard drive that ended with the TD pass from McKee to Devera. And the winning drive midway though the fourth quarter went 68 yards on seven plays, the biggest chunk on a 35-yard toss to Damien Caffrey down to the Maine 17-yard line. Three plays later, McKee hit Newton for the winner.

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