Tye Smith intercepted a pass in the third quarter against Delaware.
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Tye Smith intercepted a pass in the third quarter against Delaware.
Tiger Football Rewind: Towson-Delaware Notes
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 11/03/2013
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TOWSON, Md. - Here are the post-game notes after the Tigers' 32-31 loss to Delaware on Saturday night.

RUSH HOUR: In the Tigers’ 32-31 loss to Delaware, the Tigers ran the ball 50 times for 332 yards … It marked the third time this season that Towson topped the 300-yard rushing mark in a game … The Tigers also ran for 352 yards in their win over New Hampshire and picked up 341 yards against Richmond … It marked the 21st time in the last 33 games that Towson had rushed for more than 200 yards … The Tigers are 19-2 when they top 200 rushing yards over the last 21 games.

NOVEMBER SUCCESS: When the Tigers lost to Delaware, it snapped a streak of six consecutive wins in games played during November … In 2011, Towson beat Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island … Last season, the Tigers beat Delaware, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

SEASONAL LOW SCORING: The Tigers came into the Delaware game ranked eighth in NCAA FCS averaging 41.3 points per game … When they scored 31 points against Delaware, it was their lowest scoring output in 14 games … The last time that Towson scored fewer than 33 points in a game was a 31-20 loss to Old Dominion last October.

WILD, WILD WEST: In the Tigers’ loss to Delaware, junior running back Terrance West ran for more than 200 yards for the fifth time in his career … West ran for 206 yards on 29 carries and scored two touchdowns against the Blue Hens … In three career games against Delaware, West has run for 474 yards on 86 carries and scored eight touchdowns.

NATIONAL LEADER: Through 10 games, junior Terrance West is the NCAA FCS leader in rushing and scoring … He has rushed for 1,608 yards this season … West has also scored 26 touchdowns this season, including 24 rushing touchdowns … In his career, West has rushed for 3,948 yards and needs just 52 yards to become the first Tiger ever to rush for 4,000 career yards … His 70 career touchdowns are just 19 shy of the NCAA FCS record, held by Brian Westbrook of Villanova.

22 STRAIGHT: When the Tigers lost to Delaware, it marked the first time that Towson had lost a game that the Tigers led at halftime since Rob Ambrose became head coach … The Tigers were 22-0 when leading at halftime since he became the coach in 2009.

FOURTH QUARTER SURPRISE: Entering the Delaware game, the Tigers had outscored their opponents by a 79-44 margin … So, it was somewhat of a surprise when the Blue Hens scored 22 fourth quarter points against Towson … It was half as many points as the Tigers had allowed in the fourth quarter of the first nine games of the season.


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