Scores

Final

James Madison 17

(6-6, 3-5 CAA)

Towson 28

(10-2, 6-2 CAA)

Coverage: NBC Sports Network

3:30 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Unitas Stadium, TOWSON, MD

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 7 0 10 017
TOWS 7 14 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: P. Athens (TOWS) - 171 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. West (TOWS) - 22 CAR, 100 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Frazier (TOWS) - 2 REC, 42 YDS, 1 TD

Towson defeats James Madison 28-17

Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Terrance West rushed for three touchdowns and 100 yards to lead Towson to a 28-17 victory Saturday over James Madison.

West scored from 7 and 6 yards out in the first half. His 6-yard run with 11:44 remaining capped the scoring for Towson (10-2, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Association). West added three receptions for 30 yards.

Peter Athens threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Connor Frazier to give Towson a 21-7 halftime lead. The Tigers have now scored a school-record 61 touchdowns, breaking the previous record of 57.

The win gives Towson its second FCS playoff berth in three years.

James Madison (6-6, 3-5) opened the scoring with a Michael Birdsong 29-yard TD pass to Anthony Rose. The Tigers then scored three unanswered touchdowns before a field goal, and a 46-yard punt return for a touchdown by Dae'Quan Scott pulled the Dukes within four in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
TOWS
1st Downs2318
Total Yards332282
Passing170171
Rushing162111
Penalties9-959-61
3rd Down Conversions4-174-12
4th Down Conversions2-50-0
Turnovers32
Possession30:1329:47

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Birdsong20/391704.412
TowsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Athens21/301715.711

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Birdsong261365.2022
Scott13312.4013
TowsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
West221004.5316
Athens7263.7010

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown34515.0023
Rose23216.0129
TowsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Frazier24221.0135
West33010.0020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMUTOWS
TD06:24Anthony Rose 29 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Cameron Starke Kick) 70
TD01:47Terrance West 7 Yd Run (Drew Evangelista Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERJMUTOWS
TD05:40Terrance West 6 Yd Run (Drew Evangelista Kick) 714
TD00:43Connor Frazier 35 Yd Pass From Peter Athens (Drew Evangelista Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERJMUTOWS
FG06:02Cameron Starke 21 Yd 1021
TD00:31Dae'Quan Scott 46 Yd Punt Return (Cameron Starke Kick) 1721
FOURTH QUARTERJMUTOWS
TD11:44Terrance West 6 Yd Run (Drew Evangelista Kick) 1728