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October 3rd, 2012

Steelman sets new Army QB rushing mark in loss

QB Trent Steelman ran for 89 yards on Saturday, bringing his career rushing total to 2,362 yards and making him the all-time leading rusher among Army quarterbacks. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART, JR.
WEST POINT - Stony Brook senior running back Miguel Maysonet rushed for a career-high 220 yards and scored twice to lead the Seawolves to a 23-3 victory over Army, Saturday in front of 31,006 fans at Michie Stadium.

Maysonet carried 32 times, broke off a long run of 49 yards and led Stony Brook to its fourth win of the season.

The Seawolves took advantage of four Army fumbles and controlled the time of possession, 38:06 to 21:54.

Army senior quarterback Trent Steelman provided a bright spot in Black Knights’ fourth loss of the season when he established the record for rushing yards by a signal caller.

Steelman rushed 17 times for 89 yards on Saturday to increase his career total to 2,362 yards, passing Tory Crawford, a 1988 graduate.

Stony Brook rushed for 273 yards and senior quarterback Kyle Essington hit 11-of-15 passes for 151 yards.

Steelman led the Army rushing attack with 89 yards and completed 4-of-9 passes for 57 yards. Junior running back Raymond Maples picked up 81 yards on 13 carries while senior running back Malcolm Brown had 52 yards on seven touches.

After Army punted on its first possession, Stony Brook went ahead to stay when Maysonet ran through a hole for a 49-yard touchdown.

The Black Knights turned the ball over on downs later in the first quarter and the Seawolves made it a 10-0 contest when Wesley Skiffington banked a 27-yard field goal off the upright.

Stony Brook added to its lead late in the first half and took advantage of Army’s second fumble. Taking over at its own 13, Stony Brook marched 63 yards to set up a 44-yard field goal.

The Seawolves received the second half kickoff and took nearly nine minutes off the clock with a 75-yard drive. Maysonet capped the 16-play drive with a one-yard TD for a 20-3 lead.

Army got on the board on its next possession with rookie Daniel Grochowski’s 40-yard field goal. Steelman rushed for 22 yards on the first two plays, Brown busted an 11-yard run and Maples scrambled for 15 to keep the chains moving. Grochowski then split the uprights.

Army will play the second of three consecutive home games Saturday against Boston College. Kickoff is set for noon at Michie Stadium.

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