Scores

Final

Coast Carolina 17

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Towson 21

(1-1, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD

1 2 3 4 T
CCAR 0 7 3 717
TOWS 7 7 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: P. Athens (TOWS) - 132 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Dameron (TOWS) - 21 CAR, 84 YDS

Receiving: D. Duran (CCAR) - 6 REC, 88 YDS, 1 TD

Towson 21, Coastal Carolina 17

Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Peter Athens threw two touchdown passes, leading Towson in a 21-17 victory over Coastal Carolina on Saturday night.

Towson (1-1) snapped a six-game losing streak dating back to Oct. 11, 2008.

Splitting time at quarterback, Athens completed 13 of 18 passes for 132 yards with two touchdowns, while Tommy Chroniger was 4-for-7 passing with 45 yards and a touchdown. Chroniger also ran 12 times for 37 yards.

Coastal Carolina (1-2) was held to just 94 yards rushing in the game, well below its average of 142.5 per game.

The Tigers led 14-7 at the half and increased the lead to 21-10 on a 13-yard pass from Athens to David Newsom with 11:49 remaining in the game.

After pulling within four points, Coastal Carolina drove to Towson's 12-yard line with 1:07 remaining. But Zach MacDowall's pass into the end zone on a fourth-and-7 was incomplete.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCAR
TOWS
1st Downs1918
Total Yards389315
Passing295177
Rushing94138
Penalties8-7812-80
3rd Down Conversions5-127-15
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers23
Possession24:4935:11

Passing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
MacDowall11/211858.811
TowsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Athens13/181327.321

Rushing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fraser10494.9015
O'Neal13403.1010
TowsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dameron21844.0014
Chroniger12272.308

Receiving Leaders

Coastal CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Duran68814.7131
Whitley48521.3138
TowsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dameron7618.7019
Newsom5489.6213

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCARTOWS
TD05:10John Godlasky 4 Yd Pass From Tommy Chroniger (Jon Boyer Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCCARTOWS
TD11:02David Newsom 4 Yd Pass From Peter Athens (Jon Boyer Kick) 014
TD07:58David Duran 12 Yd Pass From Jamie Childers (Justin Durham Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERCCARTOWS
FG01:36Justin Durham 20 Yd 1014
FOURTH QUARTERCCARTOWS
TD11:49David Newsom 13 Yd Pass From Peter Athens (Jon Boyer Kick) 1021
TD10:29Brandon Whitley 6 Yd Pass From Zach MacDowall (Justin Durham Kick) 1721