The Hawks, (2-0) had taken a 21-9 lead early in the fourth quarter when Kwabena Asante ran from the 13 to cap an 80-yard drive. Monmouth then survived a Wagner touchdown pass and a lost fumble until Basile's interception.
Brian Gehring hit Lloyd Smith with a 30-yard pass as Wagner (1-2) came to within 21-16 with 8:24 to play. Monmouth was facing fourth-and-9 in its own territory and fumbled a fake punt. Najee Harris recovered for Wagner at the 26 and the Seahawks drove to the 12 before Gehring was intercepted in the end zone.