#11/9 UMass Picks Up Road Win At Stony Brook, 26-21
Sept. 25, 2010
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Tyler Holmes intercepted a pass with 1:08 left to seal the victory as No. 11/9 UMass (3-1) defeated Stony Brook (1-3), 26-21, on Saturday night at LaValle Stadium. John Griffin ran for 132 yards and a touchdown, while Jonathan Hernandez had 56 yards and two scores to lead the Minutemen in a game that featured four lead changes.
Trailing 21-20, Griffin scored from one yard out with 10:52 left to give UMass the lead for good. The Minutemen went for the two-point conversion, but the pass was broken up.
Then the defense took over for UMass, forcing a punt, a turnover on downs, and the Holmes interception on the three remaining Stony Brook possessions to preserve the five-point lead.
The Seawolves rushed for 203 yards in the game led by Edwin Gowins' 101 yards on 13 carries and one score.
Stony Brook took a 21-20 lead with 5:10 left in the third on a four-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Gush.
UMass retook the lead just before the half on Caleb Violette's 30-yard field goal with 36 seconds left. He scored the game's first points of the second half as well, kicking a 25-yarder at the 8:17 mark of the third quarter, giving UMass a 20-14 lead.
Stony Brook took its first lead, 14-7, on Miguel Maysonet's two-yard touchdown run at 13:11 in the second quarter, however UMass had an answer when Hernandez scored his second touchdown of the night, a 14-yard run that tied the game, 14-14, with 7:33 left in the opening half.
UMass took the early lead on a Hernandez four-yard scoring run with 11:19 left in the first, but the Seawolves struck back when Gowins ran in from eight yards out to tie the game, 7-7, with 5:02 left in the first quarter.
The victory was UMass' first away from home since 2008, snapping a seven-game road losing streak.
The Minutemen return to action on Oct. 2 when they travel to Towson for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
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