Stark’s field goal sends Albany past Stony Brook 25-23
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ethan Stark kicked a 48-yard field goal as time expired to lift Albany to a 25-23 victory over Stony Brook on Saturday.
Stony Brook used just 55 seconds to take a 23-22 lead, scoring on Joe Carbone’s 41-yard scoring strike to Julius Wingate on a fourth-and-10 play with 17 seconds remaining. The Seawolves failed on a 2-point conversion. AJ Mistler returned a short kickoff 18 yards to the Stony Brook 42-yard line. Freshman quarterback Jeff Undercuffler found Karl Mofor for an 11-yard gain to the 31, setting up Stark’s game-winning kick.
The Great Danes (3-8, 1-7 picked up their first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season, knocking off the favored Seawolves (7-4, 5-3), who finished in a three-way tie for third with Delaware and Towson.
Stony Brook led 17-10 heading into the final quarter before Undercuffler connected with Donovan McDonald for an 81-yard score. Stark missed the extra-point kick, leaving the Seawolves trailing 17-16 with 5:32 left to play. Albany forced a three-and-out and on the ensuing possession, the Seawolves moved 63 yards in five plays with Mofor scoring on a 16-yard run. Albany led 22-17 after a failed 2-point try with 1:45 left to play. Donald Liotine lost a fumble for the Seawolves, but Stark missed a 44-yard field goal try with a chance to put Albany up by eight.
Undercuffler threw for 170 yards, while Mofor finished with 100 yards rushing for Albany, which snapped a six-game skid.