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#1 Rob

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:44 PM

Towson runs by Eastern Illinois to advance to FCS semifinal

 

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Terrance West ran for a record-setting 354 yards and five touchdowns on a snow-covered field and Towson overcame an early two-touchdown deficit to knock off Eastern Illinois on Friday 49-39 in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals.

 

West set a record for rushing yards in an FCS playoff game.

 

Towson (12-2) fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter as sleet and snow fell in 30-degree temperatures. But West found his footing and ran them back into the game.

 

West's two second-quarter touchdowns helped the Tigers to a 21-14 halftime lead and he added three more in the second half.

 

Eastern Illinois (12-2) came into the game allowing 146.8 rushing yards a game and was gashed for 472.

 

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was 38 of 50 for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Erik Lora caught 18 balls for 129 yards and a touchdown.

 

Towson finds out Saturday who its faces in the semifinals next weekend.


Edited by Rob, 14 December 2013 - 12:16 AM.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:42 PM

I watched the last quarter and did enjoy the win despite my opinion of the school's leadership.
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