Dec 21, 2013; Cheney, WA, USA; Towson Tigers quarterback Peter Athens (7) hands the ball of to Towson Tigers running back Terrance West (28) during the first half at Roos Field. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Towson University Plays for FCS National Championship


Towson Tigers Eye FCS National Championship

Teams: #5 Towson Tigers (13-2) vs. #1 North Dakota State Bison (14-0)

Stadium: Toyota Stadium | Frisco, Texas

Kick-Off: Saturday, January 4 | 2PM EST

Watch: ESPN2

Towson University could make history today in the FCS National Championship game.

The Tigers have never won it all and until this season, no Towson football team has ever had more than 10 wins. In this season alone, the Tigers have put together 13 wins on the year.

The Road to the National Championship

Game 1 | Towson vs UConn | 33-18 | W

Game 2 | Towson vs. Holy Cross | 49-7 | W

Game 3 | Delaware State vs. Towson | 7-49 | W

Game 4 | Towson vs. North Carolina Central | 35-17 | W

Game 5 | Towson vs. Stony Brook | 35-21 | W

Game 6 | New Hampshire vs. Towson | 28-44 | W

Game 7 | Villanova vs. Towson | 45-35 | L

Game 8 | Towson vs. Albany | 44-17 | W

Game 9 | Towson vs. Richmond | 48-32 | W

Game 10 | Delaware vs. Towson | 32-31 | L

Game 11 | Towson vs. William and Mary | 15-9 | W

Game 12 | James Madison vs. Towson | 17-28 | W

NCAA FCS Playoffs | Fordham vs. Towson | 28-48 | W

NCAA FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals | Towson vs. Eastern Illinois | 49-39 | W

NCAA FCS Playoffs Semi-Finals | Towson vs. Eastern Washington | 35-31 | W

NCAA FCS National Championship Game | Towson vs. North Dakota State

The Tigers have proven that they are road-tested. When they are away from Towson, they are 9-0 on the season, which is the best mark in all of college football. Northern Illinois has the second best road mark at 7-0.

Key Players

Senior Quarterback | #7 | Peter Athens | Hungtingtown, MD

  • Has completed 64.6 percent of his passes for 3,194 yards with 19 TDs and 12 interceptions this year
  • Has also run for two touchdowns and 169 yards
  • In the playoffs this year, he has completed 29 of 37 passes for 560 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions.
  • Missed the second half against Eastern Washington due to a shoulder injury

Junior Running Back | #28 | Terrance West | Baltimore, MD

  • West leads FCS with 2,410 yards rushing and 41 rushing touchdowns this season
 (All FCS Single-Season Records)
  • Averages 6.2 yards per carry
  • Has 21 catches for 219 yards and one touchdown
  • Third in Walter Payton Award voting, first team All-American by many outlets

With one game left, and the National Championship on the line, expect West and Athens to play at a very high level. Their opponent, North Dakota State is perfect this season, so the Tigers must play a perfect game to win.

Tune in to ESPN2 today at 2PM to watch the game and then check The Baltimore Wire game recap tomorrow morning.

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  • Joe BT

    Go, Tigers! Middletown Knights fans are rooting for you!

    • Cory Forsyth

      Joe…thanks for the comment! Be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter as we will do our best to cover Towson as well as all local Maryland sports.