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Hofstra 17, Stony Brook 8

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Anton Clarkson threw an 11-yard
touchdown pass to Shaine Smith, leading Hofstra to its 10th
straight victory over Stony Brook, 17-8 Thursday night in the
season opener for both teams.

Clarkson was 19-for-31 for 240 yards as Hofstra stayed perfect
in the series between Long Island rivals. Smith made 12 catches for
195 yards to help Dave Cohen win his head coaching debut with the
Pride. Cohen replaced longtime coach Joe Gardi, who retired after
last season -- his 16th year at Hofstra.

The Pride had 304 yards of total offense to only 111 for Stony
Brook. Chuck Priore also made his head coaching debut for the
Seawolves.

Josh Dudash completed 11 of 22 passes for 84 yards for Stony
Brook.

Kareem Huggins ran 12 yards into the end zone at 10:34 of the
third quarter to give Hofstra a 7-0 lead. Smith's scoring catch
with 29 seconds remaining in the period made it 14-0.

Dudash hit Mike Cosentino with a 4-yard touchdown pass, and the
Seawolves turned a fumbled snap on the extra-point attempt into a
2-point conversion to get within 14-8 at 9:33 of the fourth
quarter.

Rob Zarilli's 26-yard field goal at 5:28 sealed the victory for
Hofstra.