Stony Brook Seawolves
Carrier Dome (49,262/FieldTurf)
Saturday, September 15 • 3:30 p.m. • BIG EAST Network
Television - WATCH LIVE
BIG EAST Network — Mark Larson, Dale Drypolcher and Danny Liedka
WTKW-FM 99.5 (flagship)
Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between Syracuse and Stony Brook … The Orange have gone 6-0 against Football Championship Subdivision schools since the 2002 season … BIG EAST teams are a combined 5-0 all-time against current members of the Big South Conference, including a 59-14 win by USF against Stony Brook in 2010.
Doug Marrone (Syracuse ’91)
17-22, fourth season
Syracuse looks for its first win of the 2012 season after a 42-41 setback to Northwestern and a 42-29 loss to No. 2 Southern California … Syracuse is looking to avoid its first 0-3 start since 2008 … Despite the record, Syracuse has averaged 525.5 yards of offense through two games, compared to 391.0 yards by its two opponents … Syracuse ranks third nationally in passing offense (402.0 ypg) and 20th in total offense … QB Ryan Nassib has been outstanding in the early part of 2012, with 804 yards and six touchdowns on 75-of-112 passing … Nassib’s average of 402.0 yards per game ranks third among FBS players, while his average of 37.5 completions is second nationally … Nassib set Syracue’s career record for completions (572) in the game against USC … WR Marcus Sales leads the BIG EAST with 20 receptions for 233 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 116.5 yards per game … Sales is fourth nationally in receptions (10.0 per game) and ninth in receiving yards … RB Prince-Tyson Gulley has averaged 6.6 yards per carry and has two rushing touchdowns … The defense has registered seven sacks … LB Marquis Spruill has a team-high 13 tackles with three tackles for loss and a sack … CB Ri’Shard Anderson is tied with Spruill atop the team’s tackles list.
STONY BROOK (2-0)
Chuck Priore (Albany ’82)
39-31, seventh season at Stony Brook
78-40, 12th season as collegiate head coach
Stony Brook is off to a 2-0 start after the Seawolves scored a 77-7 win against Pace last weekend … The Seawolves spun off a school-record 693 yards of offense, including 521 rushing yards, against the Division II Setters, making Stony Brook 2-0 for the first time since 2007 … The Seawolves opened with a 49-17 win against Central Connecticut … Head coach Chuck Priore is in his seventh year at Stony Brook after he went 23-1 in his final three seasons at Divsion III Trinity (Conn.) … The Seawolves have six players who are averaging at least 60 rushing yards per game, including RB Miguel Maysonet, who has a team-high 112.0 yards per game … QB Kyle Essington has completed 65.2 percent of his passes (15 of 23) for 346 yards and five touchdowns with one interception … WR Kevin Norrell has four catches for 208 yards (averaging 52.0 yards per catch) and two touchdowns … LB Leston Simpson leads the team with 11 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss … CB Davonte Anderson has two interceptions, while LB Jawara Dudley has two sacks.