Final Stats Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook's potent ground game rushed for 404 yards, and junior Kyle Essington threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Seawolves (3-3) to a 55-6 win over Division II St. Anselm (0-6) at LaValle Stadium on Saturday.
Redshirt freshman JeVahn Cruz (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) ran for 169 yards on just 10 carries and two touchdowns. Senior Brock Jackolski (Shirley, N.Y.), who ran back a 90-yard kickoff for a touchdown, rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
Cruz, who entered the game midway through the third quarter, took his first handoff 63 yards for the touchdown. He also had runs of 25, 32 and 19 yards.
Jackolski became just the ninth player in Big South history with 3,000 all-purpose yards in just 17 games at Stony Brook. Jackolski had 1,966 yards in 2010, and already has 1,161 this season. The 90-yard kick return for a touchdown was the second in his career for Stony Brook, which entered tonight's game fourth in FCS in kick return average (26.9).
Junior Miguel Maysonet (Riverhead, N.Y.) had 15 carries for 80 yards, and redshirt freshman Davon Lawrence (Central Islip, N.Y.) totaled 10 carries for 62 yards. Maysonet, Lawrence, Cruz and Jackolski combined for 45 carries and 402 yards (8.8 avg). Stony Brook was 12th in the nation in rushing offense (225 yards per game) entering this week.
Essington, who completed 16 of 20 passes, has thrown seven touchdowns in the last two games. Junior Jordan Gush (Dallas, Texas) caught two touchdown passes and finished with 67 receiving yards. Senior Matt Brevi (Tampa, Fla.), who was the recipient of two scores from Essington last week, hauled in four catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. Junior Kevin Norrell (Los Angeles, Calif.) led the Seawolves receiving corps with six catches and 95 yards.
Stony Brook, which won its third straight game, gained a season-high 679 yards of total offense. The Seawolves had 29 first downs. They scored in all four quarters for just the second time this season.
"I was real pleased with the preparation going into this game," coach Chuck Priore said. "I'm happy we were able to get a lot of guys the chance to play and rest some guys at the same time."
Stony Brook led 34-0 at halftime. St. Anselm drove 72 yards in seven plays to open up the second half. But the Hawks' excitement was short-lived. Jackolski took the ensuing kickoff down the right side for the score. "D.J. (Donald Porter) led me through the hole, and I took it from there," Jackolski said.
Sophomore Andres Trujillo (Miami, Fla.) led the Stony Brook defense with six tackles and a fumble recovery. Redshirt freshman Kevin Hauter (Moriches, N.Y.) and junior Jonathan Coats (Elmira Heights, N.Y.) each had a sack. Sophomore Davonte Anderson (Corona, Calif.) picked off his second pass of the season.
Stony Brook returns to Big South play next week at VMI at 1:30 p.m.