Oct. 29, 2011
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Coastal Carolina (4-4, 1-2) played in perhaps its worst weather conditions in the program's nine-year history and suffered one of its worse defeats, falling 42-0 at Stony Brook (5-3, 3-0) Saturday evening at LaValle Stadium. For the Seawolves, Brock Jackolski rushed for 193 yards with a TD, while Miguel Maysonet had 191 yards and three scores.
At kickoff, it was 32 degrees with constant winds blowing between 20-30 mph. By the game's end, the rain turned into a wintry mix. The game marked the second-worst defeat in a league game and was just the second time CCU was shutout in a conference contest.
Overall, Stony Brook rushed for 446 yards, which is the second-most allowed in a single game, while the 64 attempts are the most by a CCU opponent. Also, Coastal allowed two backs to eclipse the 100-yard barrier in the same game for just the second time in school history. (Georgia Southern had 512 rushing yards in 2007, while Eagles Jaysen Foster (253) and Lamar Lewis (206) each ran for over 100 yards.)
Coastal took the opening kickoff and used a solid rushing attack to get within field goal range, but the 34-yard field goal sailed wide left due to the heavy wind.
Stony Brook kept it on the ground on the ensuing drive as Maysonet and Jackolski combined to carry the ball seven times for 90 yards on the scoring drive. Jackolski had a 41-yrad run and a 13 yarder, while Maysonet contributed a 26 yarder in addition to his nine-yard touchdown run for the 7-0 lead.
On Coastal's next drive, a dropped snap on a punt gave Stony Brook the ball on the CCU one. On the next play, Maysonet gave the Seawolves a 14-0 lead with a one-yard run.
The adverse conditions helped Stony Brook as the first quarter came to an end. After the CCU defense forced a three-and-out, Coastal muffed the punt and the Seawolves recovered on the 24. However, Coastal's defense made a stand. The Seawolves attempted a field goal, but a bad snap led to the SBU kicker to recover the loose ball on the 22, giving Coastal the ball.
As the third quarter began with Stony Brook facing second and 25, Maysonet rushed up the middle and out-ran the Chanticleer defense for a 26-yard score and a 21-0 Stony Brook lead.
The weather and Coastal's fate got worse as the game progressed, with snow mixing in with the rain. A bad snap on a punt led to SBU's Jonathan Coats blocking the kick, which he recovered for a touchdown and 28-0 Seawolves advantage.
To start the fourth quarter, Jackolski had a 32-yard run to pay dirt for a 35-0 SBU lead. On the ensuing kickoff, a squib-kick bounced off a Chanticleer and Stony Brook recovered. On the next play, JeVahn Cruz hit the corner and raced down the left sideline for a 43-yard touchdown and 42-0 lead.
Coastal Carolina will return home for its final home contest of 2011, hosting Presbyterian on Nov. 5. The game, set for a 6 pm start, will be part of Family Weekend, Athletics Hall of Fame weekend and Senior Day.