December 26, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 36

Towson tops Eastern in final seconds, 35-31

Tigers rally past Eagles with pair of scores in final 5:09 to claim semifinal win

The start had Sam Houston 2012 written all over it.

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Towson\'s Terrance West goes airborne into the end zone for the Tigers\' first touchdown Saturday. West, who had 115 yards, was held pretty much in check compared to the 354 yards he churned out against Eastern Illinois, but still established a new FCS single season rushing record with 2,410 yards.

The middle was vintage Eastern Washington 2013.

The finish was beyond comparison last Saturday as the Towson University Tigers rallied from 10 points down in the final 5 minutes, nine seconds, scoring the winning touchdown with 17 seconds remaining to defeat Eastern 35-31 in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal playoff game.

Backup quarterback Connor Frazier led the way in the second half for the Tigers following the injury to starter Peter Athens. The sophomore recovered from a slow start to lead his team to the FCS title game,...

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