Top Ten Moments: No. 8 - Underdogs Hang Tough
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 06/28/2013
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TOWSON, Md. – The 2012-13 school year was filled with many memorable moments for the Tiger Athletic Department. Over the next several weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays, TowsonTigers.com will reveal the top 10 moments as voted on by members of the athletics staff.  The top 10 continues with another moment from the football team. This time, the Tigers showed why you should never count out the underdog.


No. 8 – Towson faced a tough task of traveling to a stadium that holds 90,000 fans to face the No. 3 team in the Football Bowl Standings (FBS), Louisiana State University (LSU) at the end of September. The Towson Tigers proved why you should not give up on the underdog until the final whistle blows.

Towson controlled the ball for 34:42 and had more first downs (19-18) than LSU. Towson also forced three turnovers and outgained LSU on the ground, 188 to 158 yards. The Towson defense also recorded a season high four quarterback sacks.

Trailing 7-3 in the second quarter, the Tigers got a couple of big time plays.

Midway through that second period, sophomore cornerback Tye Smith sacked LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger at the LSU 48-yard line. Mettenberger fumbled and Towson linebacker Bryton Barr recovered at the LSU 45-yard line.

Facing third-and-nine at the LSU 44, Towson quarterback Grant Enders kept the ball on a quarterback draw and ran all the way down to the LSU one-yard line. On the next play, running back Terrance West scored his sixth touchdown of the season to give Towson an improbable 9-7 lead with 5:15 left in the half. However, kicker D.J. Soven’s extra point was no good and the lead remained at 9-7.

LSU used a touchdown and a field goal to take a 17-9 lead at the half.

A touchdown to start the fourth quarter gave LSU it’s largest lead of the game at 31-9.

However, Towson sandwiched a pair of touchdowns around an LSU score, which made it a 38-22 game. That 16-point margin proved to be the final margin of victory for LSU.

However, for one night, Towson proved you shouldn’t count the underdog out till the final whistle.

To read the complete recap from the Tigers’ big win, click here.

 Top 10 Moments from 2012-13
June 19 - Honorable Mention and Fan's Choice

June 21 - No. 10 - A Memorable Basket
June 26 - No. 9 - A Big Win

 


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