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1-1, 1-0 Home

Towson 21, Coastal Carolina 17

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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2015 Big South Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Charleston Southern6-010-2
Coastal Carolina4-29-3
Liberty3-36-5
Monmouth3-35-6
Kennesaw State2-46-5
Gardner-Webb2-44-7
Presbyterian College1-52-9

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TEAMCONFOVR
Richmond6-210-4
James Madison6-29-3
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Towson5-37-4
New Hampshire5-37-5
Villanova5-36-5
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Delaware3-54-7
Elon3-54-7
Maine3-53-8
Albany2-63-8
Rhode Island1-71-10