STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - Dalton Easton threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Chad Ward midway through the third quarter, and Bryant's defense held off Stony Brook in a 13-7 victory Thursday night in the opener for both teams.
After Tom Alberti gave Bryant a 6-0 lead on field goals of 32 and 27 yards, Syracuse transfer John Kinder countered for Stony Brook with a 61-yard scoring strike to Adrian Coxson in the second quarter. Kinder was 7 of 18 for 101 yards and two interceptions.
Easton's winning pass to Ward capped an eight-play, 64-yard drive. Easton was 11 for 27 for 112 yards and an interception.
Stony Brook's Stacey Bedell ran for 116 yards on 27 carries.