The 2011 college football season will kick off Saturday for Stony Brook when the Seawolves take on a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent for the second straight season when they play University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
Stony Brook and UTEP will meet for the first time in any sport. According to Stony Brook’s sports information staff, this will be the third time in the last four years that the Miners have opened the season against a team from New York. UTEP faced Buffalo, Stony Brook’s opponent on September 10, to start the season in 2008 and 2009.
Next week, the Seawolves will travel upstate to face Buffalo, which opens its season against Pittsburgh.