Ryan Nassib hit Jarrod West for the go-ahead touchdown, Ashton Broyld scored on a 22-yard run and Syracuse beat Stony Brook 28-17 Saturday to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Stony Brook (2-1), which competes in the Football Championship Subdivision, entered the game 0-3 against college football's top tier, the Football Bowl Subdivision. All three losses came in the previous two seasons, but the Seawolves were in this one until the fourth quarter.
Syracuse (1-2) has won its last 29 games against current FCS members, a streak that dates to a 14-13 loss to Holy Cross in October 1958.
The Seawolves entered the game ranked No. 16 in the FCS coaches poll and led the division in total offense. They acquitted themselves well, outgaining Syracuse in the first half behind the powerful running of Miguel Maysonet, who finished with 158 yards rushing, before the Orange defense dug in.