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On This Day In History | 1987

October 10, 2014
The 1987 Shrikes

The 1987 Shrikes

On this day 27 years ago, the football team withstood a furious push from Lutheran to pull out a narrow victory.

Clinging to a 7-6 lead, the Shrikes used a courageous goal line stand in the waning moments of the game to hang on for the win against a much larger opponent. The team had just three players that weighed in at over 150 pounds, yet had enough toughness to repel Lutheran when it mattered most.

Stony Brook’s goal-line defense stuffed Lutheran from the 3-yard line with 1:30 left in the game. Stony Brook’s winning drive in the second quarter began at its own 32 and was capped by Jordan Nixon’s toss to Glenn Rustay.

~ Newsday


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