Plum caught five passes for a career-high 109 yards for the Huskies (2-3, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association). Northeastern has won two straight and claimed its first road triumph in four tries this season.
Sean Schaefer was 31-for-46 for 358 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Tigers (2-4, 0-2), who have lost three of four.
The Huskies used two third-quarter touchdown passes -- one on a trick play -- to erase a 17-13 halftime deficit.
Orio, who was 17-for-20 for 238 yards, connected on a 30-yarder to an uncovered Plum with 8:09 remaining in the third period.
After Nate Thellen's interception ended Towson's next drive, Northeastern needed only three plays before backup quarterback John Sperrazza, who lined up as a wide receiver, took Orie's lateral pass and threw a 37-yard TD to Rob Theoudele.
Broomfield scored on a 9-yard run up the middle early in the fourth quarter, putting the Huskies ahead 35-17.
John Griffin scored on an end around on the game's opening possession for a 7-0 Northeastern lead, but the Tigers responded with a 12-yard touchdown run by Schaefer on the next drive.
After 41-yard field goal by Towson's Mark Bencivengo early in the second quarter, Matt Castor scored on a 2-yard plunge for a 17-7 lead 6:39 before halftime.
With 1:55 left in the first half, the Huskies got within 17-14 on a 24-yard scoring strike from Orio to Plum.
Baylor lost another two commitments in ESPN 300 receiver Hezekiah Jones and three-star safety Donovan Stiner following the announcement that coach Art Briles would be fired.
SVP recaps how Hugh Freeze took Ole Miss from the 40th to seventh best recruiting class, and when rivals figured out cheating had to be the answer, it turns out that's mostly true.
Jail records show Robert James Castaneda, one of three Texas Tech players kicked off the team earlier this month, has been charged with felony burglary.
Georgia has apologized to its athletic association's board over rapper Ludacris being paid $65,000 to perform at the Bulldogs' spring football game and being provided liquor and a box of condoms.
Charles Arbuckle points out that if Nebraska wants to improve in year two of the Mike Riley era, the Cornhuskers need to limit their turnovers.
Chidobe Awuzie's progress in the Colorado secondary will be key for the Buffaloes' continued improvement in the Pac-12.
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