By Myron Hosea
CSN So South Columnist
College Sporting News
The Seawolves, now 10-2 and co-champions of the Big South Conference, will travel to third-seeded Montana State for a second-round contest on Dec. 1. CAA member Villanova closed its 2012 season at 8-4.
Maysonet, the Big South Offensive Player of the Year, carried 25 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Coker, a transfer from Iowa, finished with 107 yards on 29 attempts.
Stony Brook posted its two touchdowns in the first half behind scoring drives from opposite ends of the spectrum.
Villanova punted after getting the kickoff to start the game and pinned the Seawolves on their own two-yard line. The game had moved into the second quarter before Maysonet ended the Stony Brook possession with a one-yard touchdown run. The drive lasted 12:43 as Stony Brook used 21 plays to go the 98 yards. Seawolves quarterback Lyle Negron threw two passes – completing one for six yards – and ran once for a yard on the drive. Everything else was Maysonet and Coker.
The Seawolves increased their lead to 14-0 later in the second quarter on a scoring drive that lasted only 1:54 and required just four plays to cover 85 yards. Maysonet accounted for 47 yards on one run in the drive and then scored the touchdown on a 14-yard jaunt.
Stony Brook limited the Wildcats to 116 total yards on 30 plays in the first half. The Seawolves led in total offense for the game 300 to 271.
Mark Hamilton produced the Wildcats’ first points on a 41-yard field goal in the third quarter. Stony Brook’s Wesley Skiffington matched those points with a 37-yarder in the third.
Skiffington made it 20-3 in the fourth quarter by booting a 29-yard field goal.
Villanova quarterback John Robertson, who threw for 135 yards and ran for 85 more, scored a touchdown with 6:57 left in the game on a 21-yard run.