Peter Athens scored on a 24-yard run at Holy Cross.
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Peter Athens scored on a 24-yard run at Holy Cross.
Tiger Football Rewind: Towson-Holy Cross Notes
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 09/08/2013

TOWSON, Md. - Here are the post-game notes following the Tigers' 49-7 win at Holy Cross on Saturday.

WEST CLIMBING ALL-TIME RUSHING LIST: A big first half by junior Terrance West enabled him to move into third place on Towson’s career rushing list … In the first half, he ran for 104 yards on 12 carries to up his career total to 2,600 yards as he passed Brian McCarty (2,594) and Noah Read (2,577) … He has now rushed for 2,617 yards in 23 games.

CELEBRATING THE FOURTH: In the Tigers’ win at Holy Cross, they were five-for-five on fourth down … They even scored two touchdowns on fourth down … In two games this season, the Tigers are 7-for-8 on fourth down.

FIRST INTERCEPTION: Junior safety Thomas Bradley entered the Holy Cross game without any interceptions in his career … When he picked off a pass and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, he gave the Tigers a 28-7 lead …It was the third-longest interception return for a touchdown in school history, topped only Davon Telp, who had a 95-yard interception return against Monmouth in 2001 and at Georgetown in 2003.

ONE-SIDED WIN: The Tigers’ 49-7 win at Holy Cross was one of Towson’s most decisive road victories … The Tigers’ 42-point margin of victory was their most decisive road win since a 48-0 win at Southern Connecticut in 1994,,, Towson’s most one-sided road win is a 51-0 victory at Charleston Southern in 1994 … A 55-6 win at Johns Hopkins in 1975 is the second-largest margin of victory for the Tigers in a road game.

STREAKING TIGERS:  With their win over Holy Cross, the Tigers own the second-longest winning streak in FCS football … Towson has won its last six games dating back to last season … Even more impressive is the fact that five of those wins have been on the road … Towson’s six-game winning streak is second in FCS behind national champion North Dakota State … North Dakota State has won 11 games in a row.

ROAD WARRIORS: The Tigers’ win at Holy Cross was their fifth consecutive road win … It also marked the first time since the 2000 season that Towson opened the season with back-to-back road wins … The road winning streak began last October when the Tigers earned a 49-35 win at Villanova … When they outlasted Delaware in overtime, they had won two in a row … A 64-35 win at New Hampshire was their third win in a row and their 33-18 victory at Connecticut made it a four-game road winning streak.

TIGERS’ LONGEST STREAK SINCE 1997:  The Tigers’ six-game winning streak is their longest since 1996 and 1997 seasons when they also won six games in a row … In the 45-year history of Tiger football, this is the eighth winning streak of six or more games … The longest winning streak in school history was the 11-game winning streak in the 1974 and 1975 campaigns … The 1979 Tigers had a nine-game winning streak in their first season of NCAA Division II football … In 1976, Towson won eight straight games … In 1983 and 1984, the Tigers won seven straight games … Towson won six in a row in 1986, 1993-94, 1994-96 and 1996-97.

BALL CONTROL:  For the second game in a row, the Tigers controlled the time of possession and had the ball for more than 36 minutes … Towson averages 36:13 time of possession after two games to rank among the FCS leaders … In two games, the Tigers have outgained their opponents by 918 yards to 550 yards … Towson has run 143 plays while the opponents have run 116 plays.

MR. TOUCHDOWN:  After scoring two touchdowns at Holy Cross, Terrance West has scored 48 touchdowns in 23 career games … With 48 touchdowns, he broke Jason Corle’s career record of 47 touchdowns ,,, In his 23 career games, he scored more than one touchdown 18 times.

ATHENS SETS CAREER HIGH:  Senior quarterback Peter Athens enjoyed the best game of his career in the Tigers' 49-7 win at Holy Cross ... He completed 17 of 23 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions ... He threw a 16-yard TD pass to James Oboh and a 33-yard touchdown pass to Leon Kinnard ... He also gave the Tigers a 42-7 lead when he scored on a 24-yard quarterback sneak in the third quarter ... Athens has not been sacked in two games. 


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