The Towson University football team will be heading on the road again to take on the University of Richmond Spiders this weekend. For this football team, the road has been very kind. Towson is on a school-record winning streak of eight wins away from Unitas Stadium. But this trip will be a little different than the others this season. It’s short.
On the road
Think about where the Tigers have been this season. They start off by traveling to Storrs, Conn. and beating the Huskies for the school’s first FBS win. The next road trip was a win in Worcester, Mass. against Holy Cross.
After a home win against Delaware State, the Tigers went back to the road. This time down to Durham, N.C. for a win against North Carolina Central. The Tigers stayed on the road the following week, but it was a little different. Towson travelled to Long Island to take on Stony Brook. For the first time this season, the Tigers didn’t fly to their destination. It makes for a long weekend.
This past weekend, Towson flew to the state capital of New York to take on the Great Danes of the University of Albany. Towson got the win, 44-17, extending this school-record streak. Just think about it, this band of road warriors have gone 7-1 overall with just three games at the U. None of these trips have been easy. And this week, its back on the road. But the trip to Richmond will feel like just a trip across town.
Getting off to a good start
One thing Towson is going to have to change, though, are the slow starts. The Tigers have fallen behind in four straight games. Most of those deficits have been due to turnovers.
Coach Ambrose and his staff and players know that this cannot continue. It killed the Tigers in their only loss of the year against Villanova. This past week against Albany, the Tigers turned the ball over four times. The rest of the season are against tougher opponents. The turnover epidemic just can't continue.
Congratulations to sophomore defensive back Donnell Lewis for winning the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Week award. Donnell returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown at Albany. He has been a great addition to the Tiger secondary.
The beat goes on for West
Terrance West rushed for 181 yards this past week. He is now the leading rusher in FCS football with 1140 yards. He is 11 yards ahead of Zach Zenner of South Dakota State. Terrance scored two rushing touchdowns against Albany, which brings his season total to 19. That leads the nation in rushing TDs. The beat just continues for the junior from Northwestern High School in Baltimore.
Change of seasons
Believe it or not, college basketball begins this week. The Tigers men’s basketball team will play their first game in SECU Arena this Thursday night, an exhibition against Bloomsburg at 7:30 p.m. If you have not seen the Tigers' state-of-the-art arena, come on out this Thursday night. Coach Pat Skerry’s team is coming off an 18-win season, and this season could be even better. I know I can’t wait!!
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