By Robinson Rodriguez
The Stony Brook Seawolves football team’s offense exploded and carried the Seawolves to a 41-38 win over the James Madison Dukes on Saturday.
The Seawolves offense clicked from the beginning, scoring each time on its first four possessions and taking a 24-10 lead early in the second quarter. In that run, senior quarterback Lyle Negron threw for two touchdowns and had one rushing touchdown.
The Seawolves went into the half with a 31-17 lead after the Dukes scored on a 33-yard touchdown by quarterback Michael Birdsong to wide receiver Brandon Ravenel.
The first half was about how dominant the Seawolves offense was, and Dukes caught back up in the second half.
The Dukes scored on their final three possessions, bringing the Seawolves lead down to 41-38 after a 10-yard touchdown by Birdsong to wide receiver Daniel Brown with 4:57 on the clock.
The Seawolves were able to exhaust the remaining time left on the clock and leave with the win.
The Seawolves improved to an overall 4-6 record and 2-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association . The Dukes dropped to a 6-5 overall record and a 3-4 CAA record.
Negron had his best game of the season, passing for a 395 yards and throwing three touchdowns — both a career high.
The Seawolves will prepare for their final game of the season at home against the Albany Great Danes (1-10, 0-7 CAA).