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Tiger football defeats St. Francis (Pa.), 35-20, in 2015 home opener

TU football vs. St. Francis (Pa.) post-game football infographicTOWSON, Md. – The Towson University football team opened its home slate with a 35-20 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday evening in Johnny Unitas® Stadium.

Junior Darius Victor scored all 14 of Towson’s first-half points on a pair of rushing touchdowns. The Tigers ran out to a 28-7 advantage with 7:37 remaining in the third quarter after quarterback Connor Frazier completed a 10-play, 82-yard drive with an 11-yard scamper into the end zone and senior Donnell Lewis ran a punt back 49 yards.

Towson led by as many as 22 points when the Tigers zipped down the field in just over a minute at the start of the fourth quarter to score their final TD of the game, a 20-yard reception by redshirt senior Brian Dowling, to make it 35-13.

Towson had twice as many first downs for the game (20-10) as St. Francis (Pa.) and nearly double the total yardage (386-197). The Tigers held the Red Flash to just 29 yards rushing, which was head coach Rob Ambrose’s main focus all week in practice.

“We had one team key to victory, which I don’t do very often. We had to tackle (the running backs),” Ambrose said. “We had to keep them from making huge plays and tackle them, and we did that.

“We stopped those great running backs and that is a credit to the defensive staff and our defensive players.”

Next up, the Tigers host Holy Cross on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

(image courtesy: Towson Football Facebook)

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