Stony Brook uses blocked punt to beat N. Dakota, 13-9
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) Gavin Hislop blocked an Austin Dussold punt and Kyle Morgan returned it seven yards for a touchdown to give Stony Brook a 13-7 win over North Dakota in the season-opener Thursday night.
North Dakota took the lead on John Santiago's 16-yard run early in the second quarter, but the Seawolves (1-0) answered on Cal Daniels' scoring run with 4:50 left in the first half.
The Fighting Hawks (0-1) regained the lead early in the third quarter when they stopped Stacey Bedell in the end zone for a safety and a 9-7 advantage.
The teams played to an essential draw offensively, with each side having roughly the same time of possession. Stony Brook had a slight edge in total yards, 221-177 and earned 13 first downs to the Hawks' 12. Each team committed a pair of turnovers.
The victory was the first for Stony Brook in four games against North Dakota.