STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Miguel Maysonet ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass to lead Stony Brook to a 49-17 victory over Central Connecticut State in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
The Seawolves jumped on top early with big plays. Central Connecticut turned the ball over at its 4-yard line on its first series, and Stony Brook's Marcus Coker scored on the next play for a 7-0 lead. Kyle Essington passed to Kevin Norrell for an 89-yard touchdown, and Maysonet ran 84 yards for a score, all in the first quarter.
It was Maysonet's sixth game with three or more touchdowns, and his 84-yard run was the longest in Stony Brook history. He averaged 10.7 yards per carry.
Stony Brook's Kyle Essington threw for 188 yards and three touchdowns.
Arnold Clement rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns for Central Connecticut.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.