A Morgantown Mauling
There is no other way to describe what happened in Morgantown last Saturday. The Tigers suffered their first loss of the season in a 65-7 loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Mountaineers scored their first win of the season to go to (1-2). I just so happened to be at the game and got to witness the buttkicking first hand. The Tigers offense was virtually nonexistent for 95% of the game and the defense had no chance to stop the high powered Mountaineer offense. The Tigers are still above .500 at 2-1 on the year.
JT Daniels and the WVU offense could not be stopped as they quickly got on the board in the first. Kaden Prather caught a touchdown early in the first quarter. The Tigers responded with a huge kick return touchdown by D’Ago Hunter to tie the game. My buddy actually leaned over to me and told me that Towson was gonna run it back, and they did. After that the Mountaineers added 2 rushing touchdowns by Tony Mathis and CJ Donaldson to take a 21-7 lead after 1. Donaldson would add 2 more scores and Mathis would get one, plus a field goal from kicker Casey Legg. The Mountaineers led 45-7 at half and the game was pretty much out of reach.
JT Daniels exited the game after throwing for 174 yards and a touchdown. Garret Greene came in and ended up rushing for a touchdown. The other two quarterbacks for WVU, (Will Crowder and Nicco Marchiol) both threw touchdowns. Pigrome struggled all day long, as he was sacked 3 times and only had 59 yards passing. Pigrome was replaced by back up Nathan Kent, who threw for 39 yards. Kent was replaced by Scott Smith, who ended up fumbling and the Mounatineers recovered. The Tigers combined topped out at 98 yards passing and 107 yards on the ground. Devin Matthews got the most touches by a running back, but only managed 38 yards. D’Kendall James was the top receiving target with 5 catches for 44 yards. The game was so out of reach that my buddy tried to talk to every Towson fan in attendance. We also ended up playing catch with some kids over in the shade of the stadium
The game was certainly one to forget, but there is no time for Towson to fret about it. Towson’s next game is against the New Hampshire Wildcats at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Both teams come into the matchup at (2-1), so it should be an interesting game. UNH is coming off a loss to North Carolina Central (45-21) The Wildcats are led by QB Max Brosmer, who had a career high 4 touchdowns against NCCU. The Wildcats have a lot of talented receivers and Brosmer has had no problem spreading the love to his guys. DJ Linkins leads the team in touchdowns and Joey Corcoran leads the team in receptions. Dylan Laube looks to pace the running game as he has 5 touchdowns this year so far. Look out for Bryce Shaw and Ryan Toscano on the defensive side of the ball, as they lead the Wildcats in tackles. Josiah Silver leads the team in sacks and will look to put pressure on Pigrome and co. Randall Harris leads them in INT’s and will look to make big plays for their secondary. It should be a great game on Saturday.