| @Towson_FB Visits UNH With Title Hopes On Line
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 11/15/2012

Date Saturday, November 17 | 12 noon
Location Durham, N.H. | Cowell Stadium
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Record 6-4, 5-2 CAA
Ranking 19 (The Sports Network)
Last Game Nov. 10 - Defeated Rhode Island, 41-10
Head Coach Rob Ambrose (Towson, 1993)
New Hampshire Wildcats
Record 8-2, 6-1 CAA
Ranking 7 (The Sports Network)
Last Game Nov. 3 - Defeated William & Mary, 28-25
Head Coach Sean McDonnell (UNH, '78)

DURHAM, N.H. - Riding a three-game winning streak, the Tigers will be seeking to stake their claim to a share of the Colonial Athletic Association championship when they visit Cowell Stadium to face CAA co-leader New Hampshire ... A Tiger win over UNH would throw the entire CAA into a mad scramble because it would create the possibility of a six-way tie for first place in the CAA ... Wins by Towson over UNH, James Madison over Old Dominion, Richmond over William & Mary and Villanova over Delaware would leave Towson, UNH, JMU, Richmond and Villanova all tied for first place at 6-2 and would force the utilization of a tie-breaker scenario.
For Towson to have its best shot at its second straight CAA championship, the Tigers would like a three-way tie with New Hampshire and Villanova because Towson would hold the tie-breaker over both teams.
The Tigers, who are the defending CAA champions, have won 12 of their last 15 CAA games ... Towson was 7-1 in 2011 and has a 5-2 record this year ... From 2007 to 2010, the Tigers were 3-29 in CAA games.
Towson is also seeking its second straight appearance in the NCAA FCS playoffs ... Last year, the Tigers earned the CAA’s automatic bid as conference champion ... Towson earned a first-round bye and dropped a 40-38 heartbreaker to Lehigh in the second round of the playoffs before a sellout crowd at Unitas Stadium.
TIGERS vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Towson and New Hampshire are meeting for the ninth time in a series that began in 1980 ... UNH has a 7-1 series lead and didn’t lose a game to the Tigers until last year.
The two teams first met in 1980 when Towson was a Division II program ... UNH won that contest, 10-6 despite a 51-yard field goal by future NFL All-Pro punter Sean Landeta ... In 1981, Towson and New Hampshire met in Durham and the Wildcats pulled out a 31-29 victory ... The teams did not meet again until 2004 when they were conference rivals ... In seven games as conference rivals, UNH has averaged 43.3 points per game ... In conference games, their average margin of victory has been 29.3 points ... UNH has a 4-0 record at home against Towson.
On its way to its first CAA championship last season, the Tigers finally beat UNH for the first time ever, handing the Wildcats a 56-42 loss at Unitas Stadium ... The two teams combined for 98 points and 1,128 total yards.
ROAD WARRIORS: The Tigers, who are seeking their first-ever win at Cowell Stadium, have been a very good road team the last two seasons ... In fact, Towson has won six of its last seven CAA road games ... In 2011, Towson earned CAA road wins at No. 17 Old Dominion (39-35), No. 14 William & Mary (38-27), No. 7 Maine (40-30) and Rhode Island (28-17) ... Towson has a 2-1 CAA road record this year ... On Oct. 6, the Tigers lost at No. 5 James Madison (13-10) ... But, Towson bounced back with a 49-35 win at No. 19 Villanova and a 34-27 overtime victory at No. 23 Delaware one week later.

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