The Towson football team is looking to strike gold in its home opener against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Saturday, Sept. 12. The game will be a special “Gold Rush” game; the first 3,000 students at the game will receive a free gold t-shirt.
The game will also be “First Responders Appreciation Night.” All first responders will receive four complimentary tickets, while other fans will be able to grab tickets for the special price of $9.11. And as with all athletic events, students receive free entrance with their OneCard.
The Tigers are coming off a 28-20 loss at East Carolina, but they shined on the offensive end. Towson enjoyed its best offensive output against an FBS opponent, accumulating 416 yards of offense. The team was led by running back Darius Victor, who ran for 137 yards and recorded his ninth career 100-yard rushing game.
This weekend the Tigers host Saint Francis (Pa.) for the fourth time in school history. The Tigers have a perfect 3-0 record against Red Flash, with the last win coming in 2012 by a score of 46-17.
Last week the Red Flash picked up a 48-20 victory against Georgetown. The Tigers will also face a pair of high-powered running backs in Khairi Dickson and Marcus Bagley, who each totaled over 100 yards last Saturday.
The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff. Tickets can be bought at the Unitas Stadium box office or online at TowsonTigers.com. Parking lots and tailgating will begin at 2 p.m.
Updates to the Towson Tiger game day experience:
- The “Tiger Walk” Approximately two-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff, the football team will greet members of the marching band in Lot 13 before walking around the stadium towards Lot 21 and down Osler Drive to their locker room.
- A new Family Zone located across the street from Lot 21 near the Auburn House. This area is free and open to the public and will feature games, glitter tattoos, face painting a moon bounce and other activities for the entire family. The Family Zone will open at 2 p.m.
- The introduction of the Bill Bateman’s Tailgate Zone in Lot 13. The Bill Bateman’s Tailgate zone is a new experience for Tiger football fans and will feature a beer truck and food from Bill Bateman’s Bistro. It will also feature music and giveaways for the ultimate Tiger pre-game experience. The Bill Bateman’s Tailgate zone will open at 2 p.m.
- The Greene Turtle Tent located in the East End Zone. It will feature beer and food specials from the Greene Turtle restaurant. Everyone is welcome; beer will be available to those 21 and older. The Greene Turtle Tent opens 45 minutes before kickoff and will stop serving at the end of the third quarter.
For more information about Towson football and the Towson game day experience, visit the Game Day Central page.