Behind three second-half touchdowns by junior running back Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook University defeated the University at Albany, 31-28, Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs held at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook. The Seawolves (9-3), who overcame a 28-10 second-half deficit to earn their first ever postseason victory, will face the tournament's No. 1-overall seed, Sam Houston State University, in the second round on Saturday, Dec. 3. Meanwhile, the Great Danes finished the season 8-4 overall.
Below is a ull video recap of the game, provided by stonybrookseawolves.
Note the three big plays by Jackolski in the second half. My favorite is the 55-yard touchdown catch that helped Stony Brook cut UAlbany's advantage to 28-24.
Of course, the heart breaker is the interception thrown by Great Danes' quarterback Dan Di Lella with less than a minute to go in the game.
Stony Brook Football vs. Albany - FCS Playoffs Opening Round - Nov. 26, 2011 (via stonybrookseawolves)