Scores

Final

William & Mary 34

(6-2, 4-1 CAA)

Towson 14

(3-6, 1-4 CAA)

12:07 PM ET, November 1, 2008

Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD

1 2 3 4 T
W&M 7 0 20 734
TOWS 0 14 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: J. Phillips (W&M) - 265 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Grimes (W&M) - 20 CAR, 96 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. McAulay (W&M) - 2 REC, 96 YDS, 1 TD

William &, Mary 34, Towson 14

Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Jake Phillips threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes and William & Mary rallied with 27 unanswered second-half points in a 34-14 victory over Towson on Saturday.

Phillips finished 21-for-32 for 265 yards and three touchdowns, and Jonathan Grimes ran for 96 yards and a score for the Tribe (6-2, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association), which won their fourth straight game and improved to 6-0 all-time against the Tigers (3-6, 1-4).

Brian Pate kicked two field goals for William & Mary, which rolled up 504 offensive yards to Towson's 238.

Sean Schaefer was 21-for-32 for 186 yards and two touchdowns for Towson, but William & Mary scored on its first possession of the second half and a critical turnover gave the Tribe the lead for good early in the third period.

Phillips directed a 10-play, 80-yard drive capped by a 19-yard touchdown pass to Chase Hill, tying the score at 14-14 in second half. After Schaefer's fumbled snap on Towson's next play, which was recovered by Michael Pigrim at the Tigers' 36, the Tribe scored three plays later on Phillips' TD pass to Rob Varno to give them a 21-14 lead.

The Tribe took a 7-0 lead on its first possession of the game on Phillips' 65-yard pass to D.J. McAulay.

Schaefer's 42-yard TD strike to John Godlasky on fourth-and-1 tied the game early in the second period.

With four seconds remaining in the first half, Schaefer connected with Tommy Breaux on a deep sideline pattern for a 44-yard pass and a 14-7 lead.

Grimes scored on a 3-yard run with 9:20 left in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
W&M
TOWS
1st Downs2612
Total Yards504238
Passing265195
Rushing23943
Penalties5-554-30
3rd Down Conversions4-132-14
4th Down Conversions2-23-4
Turnovers13
Possession34:4225:18

Passing Leaders

William & MaryC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Phillips21/332658.031
TowsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schaefer21/321865.822

Rushing Leaders

William & MaryCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes20964.8112
Marriner8526.5012
TowsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Castor11575.2045
Newsom11010.0010

Receiving Leaders

William & MaryRECYDSAVGTDLG
McAulay29648.0165
Varno56713.4117
TowsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Breaux46516.3144
Godlasky23417.0127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERW&MTOWS
TD12:46D.J. Mcaulay 65 Yd Pass From Jake Phillips (Brian Pate Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERW&MTOWS
TD11:14John Godlasky 27 Yd Pass From Sean Schaefer (Mark Bencivengo Kick) 77
TD00:04Tommy Breaux 44 Yd Pass From Sean Schaefer (Mark Bencivengo Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERW&MTOWS
TD10:54Chase Hill 19 Yd Pass From Jake Phillips (Brian Pate Kick) 1414
TD09:47Rob Varno 17 Yd Pass From Jake Phillips (Brian Pate Kick) 2114
FG05:13Brian Pate 29 Yd 2414
FG02:55Brian Pate 39 Yd 2714
FOURTH QUARTERW&MTOWS
TD09:20Jonathan Grimes 3 Yd Run (Brian Pate Kick) 3414