UAlbany quarterback Will Brunson led a 96-yard drive that tied the game in the final two minutes of regulation, but Stony Brook's touchdown in overtime was the winning score in its 28-21 victory at LaValle Stadium.
The University at Albany football team meets Stony Brook on Saturday on Long Island in the Empire Clash.
The University at Albany's 2018 football schedule includes a season-opening game at Pittsburgh, six home contests at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium and a challenging Colonial Athletic Association slate.
Eli Mencer's 69-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the second half and Nate Hatalsky set a school Division I record with 21 tackles, but UAlbany couldn't sustain a comeback in a 31-14 loss to Rhode Island.
When three-quarters of your scheduled games are against nationally ranked opponents, coaches and players need optimum preparation, effort and execution every week. That's the demanding situation facing the University at Albany football team this season.
The University at Albany football team plays its second consecutive home game Saturday when it faces Rhode Island at 1 p.m. at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
The University at Albany football program will honor those who serve by having student-athletes wear the names of active and former military members as well as by allowing fans to donate tickets to veterans.
The University at Albany will be offering promotions for children, first-responders and union members at Saturday's football game.
Maine's Brandon Briggs kicked a 37-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, and the Black Bears held off UAlbany, 12-10, on Saturday in front of 8,919 fans.
The University at Albany football team returns to the field after a bye week when it hosts Maine on Saturday in its annual Homecoming game at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
Richmond kicker Griffin Trau's 34-yard field in double-overtime ended a back-and-forth game between two Top 25 teams at Robins Stadium.
The University at Albany football program will be facing a nationally ranked opponent for the third consecutive week when it meets Richmond on Saturday at Robins Stadium.