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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
As if the No. 7 seed Towson football team didn't have enough to worry about for a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament quarterfinal game against No. 2 seed Eastern Illinois, three more factors are impacting the Tigers' week of preparation for Friday night's game. The Tigers (11-2) did not learn until Sunday morning that they would face the Panthers (12-1) at O'Brien Field in Charleston, Ill., at 8 p.m. Snow and freezing rain have hampered the team's ability to practice Sunday and Monday, and the school is still waiting for notification from the NCAA about its travel plans.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
FRISCO, Texas - Towson trailed North Dakota State, 21-7, at halftime of Saturday's Football Championship Subdivision title game, but nothing took more of a beating than the turf at Toyota Stadium. The Bermuda-grass field at the 20,500-seat facility was constantly getting dug up by players, and as many as 40 staffers from the stadium and the NCAA flooded the field in between changes of possessions to stamp down the turf. Towson running backs Terrance West and Darius Victor each tripped on separate running plays in the second and third quarter, and Bison senior quarterback Brock Jensen had to jump on one loose chunk of grass before lining up under center in the third period.
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By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange | December 14, 2013
CHARLESTON, Ill. - Towson's Terrance West had no idea he had set a record. "I did? Records don't mean nothing. Our focus is on a national championship," he said. The junior running back rolled up an FCS playoff-record 354 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries Friday night as the seventh-seeded Tigers advanced to the FCS semifinals with a 49-39 win over No. 2 Eastern Illinois at snowy O' Brien Field . West broke a 14-year-old record held by Georgia Southern's Adrian Peterson , who rushed for 333 yards against Massachusetts in 1999.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2013
The Towson football team has already set benchmarks that will be difficult to match or exceed in future years: a single-season record of 12 victories, two NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff wins and the program's first appearance in the tournament semifinals. But with little time between the No. 7 seed Tigers' 49-39 upset of No. 2 seed Eastern Illinois in a tournament quarterfinal Friday night and their game at No. 3 seed Eastern Washington on Saturday at 2 p.m., coach Rob Ambrose said there hasn't been much opportunity to sit back and enjoy the team's accomplishments.
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By EARL SCHUBERT | September 17, 1993
Navy opens its home football season tomorrow night at 7 against the Panthers of Eastern Illinois at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.The Division I-AA visitors, a preseason pick to finish last in the Gateway Conference or to be the sleeper, is led by seventh-year coach Bob Spoo.They come in with a 1-1 record to date, having lost to McNeese State last week, 49-7, after winning their opener at Murray State, 34-17.During the weeks leading up to the 1993 football season, the challenge facing Navy was to rebound successfully from two disastrous seasons.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
With junior running back Terrance West and the Towson offense stealing most headlines, the Tigers' defense has been overlooked at times. That's fine with senior middle linebacker Monte Gaddis, whose seventh-seeded team faces No. 3 seed Eastern Washington on Saturday in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament semifinal. “We just keep doing our thing,” Gaddis said Monday morning during a conference call organized by the Colonial Athletic Association. “We just want to win the championship.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
There are three finalists competing for the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the most outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision. As far as Rob Ambrose is concerned, there is only one deserving winner, and that player is Towson junior running back Terrance West. As West's coach, Ambrose does not pretend that his perspective might not have a black-and-gold tinge. But after watching West set a FCS playoff single-game record with 354 yards and five touchdowns in the seventh-seeded Tigers' 49-39 upset of No. 2 seed Eastern Illinois in Saturday's NCAA tournament quarterfinal -- outdueling Panthers senior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (321 yards and two scores)
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MIDWEST Arizona defeats * Eastern Illinois 101-76 * Butler 73-52 * Mississippi 66-56 * Illinois 87-81 SOUTH Michigan State defeats * Alabama State 69-35 * Fresno State 81-65 * Gonzaga 77-62 * Temple 69-62
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | September 16, 1993
For Navy defensive coordinator Dennis Murphy, how well he hTC sleeps on Saturday night is determined by how well his team plays that afternoon. So what's your guess on how Murphy slept after his team was beaten by Virginia, 38-0, last week?"
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | September 19, 1993
It's an occurrence that has become so unlikely, and so rare, that you almost have to repeat it again and again to believe it: Navy in a rout, Navy in a rout, Navy in a rout. . . .As strange as that sounds, it is true. With fullback Brad Stramanak rushing for three touchdowns, Navy routed Eastern Illinois, 31-10, last night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.It was the largest margin of victory for Navy in a home game since 1988, when the Midshipmen beat Yale, 41-7, in the fourth game of the season.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Towson junior running back Terrance West has said all the right things since Monday night, when he finished last among the three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, which is given annually to the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision. But senior left tackle Eric Pike said he wouldn't be surprised if the snub gave West even more motivation heading into the No. 7 seed Tigers' game against No. 3 seed Eastern Washington in the NCAA tournament semifinals on Saturday.
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Sports Digest | December 17, 2013
College football Towson's West finishes third in Payton voting Despite setting a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff single-game record Saturday, Towson junior running back Terrance West did not win the Walter Payton Award. Instead, that honor went to Eastern Illinois senior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Monday night at The Sports Network's FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation in Philadelphia. In fact, West, who rushed for 354 yards and five touchdowns and outdueled Garropolo in the No. 7 seed Tigers' 49-39 upset of the No. 2 seed Panthers in a quarterfinal in Charleston, Ill., was not the runner-up.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
With junior running back Terrance West and the Towson offense stealing most headlines, the Tigers' defense has been overlooked at times. That's fine with senior middle linebacker Monte Gaddis, whose seventh-seeded team faces No. 3 seed Eastern Washington on Saturday in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament semifinal. “We just keep doing our thing,” Gaddis said Monday morning during a conference call organized by the Colonial Athletic Association. “We just want to win the championship.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
There are three finalists competing for the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the most outstanding player in the Football Championship Subdivision. As far as Rob Ambrose is concerned, there is only one deserving winner, and that player is Towson junior running back Terrance West. As West's coach, Ambrose does not pretend that his perspective might not have a black-and-gold tinge. But after watching West set a FCS playoff single-game record with 354 yards and five touchdowns in the seventh-seeded Tigers' 49-39 upset of No. 2 seed Eastern Illinois in Saturday's NCAA tournament quarterfinal -- outdueling Panthers senior quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (321 yards and two scores)
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By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange | December 14, 2013
CHARLESTON, Ill. - Towson's Terrance West had no idea he had set a record. "I did? Records don't mean nothing. Our focus is on a national championship," he said. The junior running back rolled up an FCS playoff-record 354 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries Friday night as the seventh-seeded Tigers advanced to the FCS semifinals with a 49-39 win over No. 2 Eastern Illinois at snowy O' Brien Field . West broke a 14-year-old record held by Georgia Southern's Adrian Peterson , who rushed for 333 yards against Massachusetts in 1999.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
The way Arione Scott and Andre Dessenberg see it, Saturday's performance in the Towson football team's rout of Fordham is what they had been working for. Dessenberg, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound freshman, led the Tigers in receptions (three) and yards (94) and scored a touchdown, and Scott, a 6-2, 170-pound sophomore, gained 31 yards on two catches - both for first downs - in a 48-28 victory in the second round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament. Their play helped make up for the absence of starters Spencer Wilkins and Leon Kinnard , who are out for the rest of the season due to undisclosed injuries.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | September 18, 1993
As Navy defensive back Grover Favors fielded one question after another about how a team with two wins in two seasons could possibly be confident going into a game, quarterback Jim Kubiak apparently had heard enough. Seated across the table, Kubiak put down his sandwich."We are not going to lose," said Kubiak, who then picked up his sandwich and continued to eat.That type of attitude is what Navy (0-1) will carry onto the field tonight when it plays host to Eastern Illinois (1-1) at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
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By RICK BELZ | April 26, 1995
Seth Willingham, the quarterback for Wilde Lake's 1992 state championship team, signed a letter of intent last Thursday with Eastern Illinois.Willingham, who passed for 1,700 yards and 15 touchdowns in 1993, his senior year, accepted a full scholarship to the Division I school.He hopes to follow a trail of outstanding college quarterbacks to have played for Wilde Lake, including Tony Tsonis (Towson State), Jim Traber (Oklahoma State) and Jim Starnes (Princeton)."I liked everything about the school, and especially the team quarterback situation," Willingham said.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Against Fordham, senior Peter Athens enjoyed the kind of outing of which quarterbacks dream. Athens set career highs in completion percentage and touchdowns in No. 7 seed Towson's 48-28 victory on Saturday in a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament second-round game at Johnny Unitas Stadium. His 86.7 percent completion rate (13 of 15) topped the 76.2 percent (16 of 21) he completed in a 48-32 victory over Richmond on Oct. 26. And his three-touchdown showing eclipsed his previous best of two scores set three times earlier in the season.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
As if the No. 7 seed Towson football team didn't have enough to worry about for a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision tournament quarterfinal game against No. 2 seed Eastern Illinois, three more factors are impacting the Tigers' week of preparation for Friday night's game. The Tigers (11-2) did not learn until Sunday morning that they would face the Panthers (12-1) at O'Brien Field in Charleston, Ill., at 8 p.m. Snow and freezing rain have hampered the team's ability to practice Sunday and Monday, and the school is still waiting for notification from the NCAA about its travel plans.
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