Albany–Stony Brook football rivalry

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Albany–Stony Brook Football Rivalry
SportFootball
First meetingNovember 18, 1995
Stony Brook 40, Albany 21
Latest meetingNovember 23, 2019
Albany 31, Stony Brook 26
Next meetingNovember 21, 2020
TrophyThe Golden Apple Trophy
Statistics
Meetings total21
All-time seriesAlbany leads, 13–8
Trophy seriesAlbany, 3–2
Largest victoryAlbany, 40–7 (2003)
Longest win streakAlbany, 6 (1996–2001)
Current win streakAlbany, 2 (2018–present)
Locations of Albany and Stony Brook

The Albany–Stony Brook football rivalry, also known as the Empire Clash[1][2] and the Battle for the Apple,[1][3][4] is an American college football rivalry between the Albany Great Danes and the Stony Brook Seawolves. Both teams represent University centers of the State University of New York, and since 2013 have competed together as football-only members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).[5][6][7][8][9] The two teams have met 21 times on the football field, with Albany currently holding a 13–8 edge in the all-time series. Albany leads 8–7 since 1999, when both programs moved up to Division I.

Since 2013, when both programs joined the CAA together, they have been meeting yearly as part of their conference schedule. The rivalry game was coined the "Empire Clash" in 2013 during their first CAA conference game against each other.[1] Starting in 2015, the winner of the game is awarded The Golden Apple Trophy.[10]

Albany plays home games at Bob Ford Field (capacity 8,500, grass surface, located in Albany, NY) and Stony Brook plays home games at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium (capacity 12,300, artificial turf surface, located in Stony Brook, NY).

Game results[edit]

Albany victoriesStony Brook victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 November 18, 1995A Albany, NY Stony Brook 40–21
2 October 19, 1996A Stony Brook, NY Albany 19–12
3 October 18, 1997A Albany, NY Albany 30–23
4 October 17, 1998A Stony Brook, NY Albany 42–16
5 October 2, 1999 Albany, NY Albany 44–21
6 September 30, 2000 Stony Brook, NY Albany 47–14
7 September 29, 2001 Albany, NY Albany 28–18
8 September 28, 2002 Stony Brook, NY Stony Brook 24–20
9 October 25, 2003 Albany, NY Albany 40–7
10 October 23, 2004 Stony Brook, NY Albany 27–22
11 October 8, 2005 Albany, NY Stony Brook 7–3
12 October 7, 2006 Stony Brook, NY Stony Brook 33–21
13 October 6, 2007 Albany, NY Albany 24–23
14 November 26, 2011B Stony Brook, NY Stony Brook 31–28
15 November 23, 2013 Stony Brook, NY Stony Brook 24–3
16 November 22, 2014 Albany, NY Albany 27–17
17 November 21, 2015 Stony Brook, NY Stony Brook 20–2
18 November 19, 2016 Albany, NY Albany 13–6
19 November 4, 2017 Stony Brook, NYStony Brook 28–21OT
20 November 17, 2018 Albany, NY Albany 25–23
21 November 23, 2019 Stony Brook, NY Albany 31–26
Series: Albany leads 13–8
Note:A pre-Division I
Note:B 2011 FCS 1st Round Playoff Game; Source:[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stony Brook travels to UAlbany for the Empire Clash - Stony Brook University". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  2. ^ "UAlbany set to face Stony Brook in 'Empire Clash'". UAlbanySports.com. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  3. ^ "Seawolves Put Together a Total Team Effort to Take Down No. 11 Delaware - Stony Brook University". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  4. ^ "Seawolves Travel to UAlbany for the Annual "Battle for the Apple" - Stony Brook University Athletics". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  5. ^ "CAA eyes all-sports expansion". ESPN. August 8, 2012. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  6. ^ "Football Announces Inaugural CAA Season Schedule". ualbanysports.com. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  7. ^ "UAlbany draws former rival Stony Brook". Times Union. November 20, 2011. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  8. ^ "ITS OFFICIAL! UAlbany Football Announces Its Move To The CAA For 2013". ualbanysports.com. August 8, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  9. ^ http://www.caasports.com/pdf8/866183.pdf
  10. ^ "Stony Brook, UAlbany introduce the battle for The Golden Apple - Stony Brook University". Stony Brook University Athletics. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
  11. ^ "SUNY-Albany vs SUNY-Stony Brook (NY)". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-19.