Courtesy of Stony Brook Athletics
Junior Michael Coulter threw a collegiate-high four touchdowns passes, two to Jordan Gush, as the Stony Brook football team routed Presbyterian, 37-0. The Seawolves are 4-0 in the Big South for the second straight season and 12-3 all-time in Big South games.
Coulter threw for TDs of 10, 48, 7 and 23 yards. He completed 12 of 20 passes for 212 yards and has not thrown an interception in the last five games, which Stony Brook is 4-1 in. He also has thrown a touchdown in 15 of the last 16 games, and has thrown at least one TD in all but three games in his Seawolves’ career.
The last Stony Brook quarterback to throw at least four touchdowns in a game was Josh Dudash ’08, who threw five against Robert Morris in 2005.
Sophomore Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) rushed for 130 yards on 20 carries. He recorded his team-leading 11th touchdown this season, a seven-yard TD catch from Coulter. The Seawolves rushed for more than 200 yards for the sixth time this season, and had two 100-yard rushers for the third time this season.
The Seawolves outgained the Blue Hose, 509-176. Stony Brook had 21 first downs to Presbyterian’s 10. Stony Brook also dominated time of possession (35:22-24:38).
It was the third straight game Stony Brook scored at least five touchdowns.
“We’re getting close,” head coach Chuck Priore said. “I think you can see this team is playing with confidence. We’re playing with no fear in our minds, and we’re continuing to build on something."
Stony Brook scored on its first drive of the second quarter. On the first play, Gush caught a 14-yard pass from Coulter, setting the Seawolves up with first down on the Presbyterian 49. On third and 11 from the 50, Coulter hit senior Michael Lepore (Brick, N.J.) for a 10-yard play before Coulter kept the ball on a one-yard keep for a first down.
After converting a second third down during the drive, Gush caught a nine-yard pass to the 13. After Maysonet’s six-yard rush, he caught his second touchdown pass of the season, a seven-yard TD in the flat.
Junior Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.), the Big South’s leader in all-purpose yards, took the opening kick of the second half 63 yards to the Presbyterian 26. On third and long from the 28, Coulter hit Lepore for 10 yards, setting up fourth and two, which Maysonet rushed off left guard for six yards. Two plays later, Coulter hit Gush in the right corner of the end zone for the score.
The score became 16-0 after Presbyterian had a bad snap on a punt, and the ball went out of the end zone.
Gush returned the free kick 29 yards to the Presbyterian 48. On the first play, Coulter hit Lepore for the 48-yard touchdown. It was the first touchdown of Lepore’s collegiate career and the fifth time this season Stony Brook has scored on the opening play of a drive.
Up 23-0, the Seawolves went six plays in 65 yards, capped by Gush’s 23-yard TD.
Redshirt freshman Vincent Polo (Wantagh, N.Y.) also tallied his first career touchdown when he ran 10 yards up the middle for a touchdown. The Seawolves gained the ball deep in Presbyterian following a blocked punt by junior Roosevelt Kirk (Oakland, Calif.).
Stony Brook will host Gardner-Webb in its final regular-season home game of the season. Kick-off is 1:00 p.m.