It was an unhappy homecoming for Elon Saturday afternoon as the Phoenix failed to score a touchdown for the third time in seven games this year. As with much of the season so far, lack of execution in the red zone was the story of the afternoon as Elon fell to Stony Brook 20-3 in front of packed house at Rhodes Stadium.

After a solid performance execution-wise in a 34-24 loss to Delaware last week, Elon was back to its usual performance, falling to 1-6 (0-3 CAA) on on the season. Elon managed a field goal on its first possession of the game, but then the offense went cold, managing only 29 yards on the ground and turning the ball over four times. When the Phoenix did make it into Seawolves' territory, they were stopped cold, with drives that made it within Stony Brook's 15, 13 and 6 yard line ending in a missed field goal and two interceptions respectively.

"The numbers that team is putting up on defense are stupid," Elon head coach Rich Skrosky said about the nation's top-ranked defense. "When you add that our margin of error is not very big, we had too many miscues"

On the defensive side of the ball Elon was solid, holding the Seawolves to only 81 passing yards and 262 yards of total offense.

"We had the field position battle early on," Skrosky said. "We got them off the field early on. We got off to a pretty good start. We knew the field position was going to be big with the style they play. We're a little inconsistent right now.

Elon will be back in action next Saturday at 3 p.m. for as it hosts conference foe Richmond.