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Towson to host military appreciation game this Saturday


Towson Football will honor those who defend our country this Saturday during Military Appreciation Night as the Tigers take on Holy Cross at Johnny Unitas Stadium® at 6 p.m.

As part of the celebration, all current and former military members will receive four complimentary tickets to the game (with a military ID).

Towson will also honor Sgt. Major Wardell B. Turner, a former member of the Tiger football team, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on November 24, 2014 while serving in the Army. In his honor, all tickets to the game will be $11.24.

The Tigers are looking to build on a 35-20 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) last week. Working in their favor is their scoring ability — through the first two games, the Tigers have scored in all eight quarters.

The offense has seen an increased passing attack behind quarterback Connor Frazier, who threw for a career-high 269 yards against the Red Flash. In fact, he has been over 200 yards in both games this season after not surpassing the 200-yard mark in 2014.

Holy Cross is coming off a bye week after grabbing a 27-19 win over Monmouth in its season opener on Sept. 5.

The Crusaders are led by their opportunistic defense, which forced four turnovers and allowed only 165 passing yards. The team also features All-Patriot League selections in wide receiver Jake Wieczorek and quarterback Peter Pujals.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. with the “Tiger Walk” beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Lots 13 and 14. The parking lots and tailgating will open at 2 p.m. Bill Bateman’s Bistro Tailgate Zone in Lot 13 will open at 2 p.m., while the new Greene Turtle Tent inside the stadium will open at 5:15 p.m.

The game will also feature four howitzer canons from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regimen (The Old Guard) Presidential Salute Battery.

For more information about this week’s game, visit the Towson Football Gameday Central page. To buy tickets for Saturday’s game, visit the Towson Athletics Ticket Page.

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