SBU Crushes Spiders on Liotine’s Milestone Night

Yesterday evening, the Stony Brook University football team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 36-10 victory over Richmond in their CAA opener.

Don Liotine ’13 rushed for 133 yards on 18 carries for his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game and the seventh of his career. His 68 kick return yards gave him a team-leading 201 all-purpose yards on the game.

Liotine reached two milestones on the night, including the 2,000 career rushing yard plateau to move to eighth on the Seawolves’ all-time list with 2,055. In addition, he reached the 3,000 career all-purpose yards plateau and his 3,011 career yards places him at sixth on SBU’s all-time list.

“We’re winning games, so things are obviously pretty good,” Liotine said of the offense. “Our [offense] has a good thing going with the run and pass games. We’re taking care of the little things. We have a complete package. We’re executing when we need to.”

This was the third straight game that both Gowins and Liotine — a pair of Long Islanders who the school is dubbing “The Long Island Express” — both went for more than 100 yards.

“These two particularly finish runs. The mark of great backs is to not get caught from behind and come out with positive yards after contact,” Stony Brook coach Chuck Priore said. “These two do it well.”

“Watching [Liotine] run just gives me energy,” Gowins said.

~ Newsday

Liotine and the Seawolves are back in action next Saturday at home vs. Villanova.



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