Lyle McCombs Runs For Career Day In URI Loss To Stony Brook

University of Rhode Island Press Release

Stony Brook, NY – Senior Lyle McCombs rushed for the third-highest single-game total in Rhode Island history, but it was not enough as the Rams fell 35-14 at Stony Brook Saturday.

As has been the case for much of the season, Rhode Island Rhode Island (0-11, 0-7 CAA Football) played hard for three quarters, only to see Stony Brook (5-6, 4-3 CAA Football) put the game away late. Linebacker Julian Quinton’s 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown with 6:56 remaining in the fourth quarter and Stacey Bedell’s second touchdown of the game with 4:16 to go helped the Seawolves secure the victory.

McCombs – who had a 188 yards and a touchdown before halftime – finished the game with 202 rushing yards. Only Pat Abbruzzi (306 vs. New Hampshire in 1952) and David Jamison (260 vs. New Hampshire in 2001) have ever had more in one game for Rhode Island.

After giving up a 75-yard touchdown run by Stacey Bedell with 7:36 to go in the first quarter, Rhode Island responded with a six-play, 65-yard touchdown drive that was capped by McCombs’ 24-yard touchdown run.

In the second quarter, Stony Brook scored on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Conor Bednarski to Will Tye. Rhode Island again responded on the very next possession when James Caparell ran it in from 9 yards out to finish an eight-play, 54-yard drive.

Stony Brook took the lead for good in the third quarter on a 5-yard scoring run by Macus Coker. This time the Rams were unable to respond, and Rhode Island fell for the 15 straight game overall.