Tigers Look To Right The Ship Before Stretch Run
After two great wins against Stony Brook and Rhode Island, the Towson Tigers took a step back against William & Mary. Against the Seawolves and the Rams, the Tigers were able to run the football effectively and their defense played fantastic. Jerry Howard Jr. ran for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns before the last week’s loss and the defense forced three turnovers.
Unfortunately last week, while the run game was decent, Howard ran for 71 yards on 17 carries, and the defense did limit the Tribe’s passing game, Chris Ferguson threw 3 interceptions that allowed William & Mary to have short fields and a decent run game that was led by Donavyn Lester, who ran for 99 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 13 carries.
Today, the Great Danes of Albany come to Johnny Unitas Stadium at 0-7 and face an angry Tigers (-8.0) team looking to get back on track and make a statement before their tough stretch run. Chris Ferguson will look to play much better than last week and get back to the form he displayed during the earlier part of the season. This is the final game the Tigers should win easily before they head into a three game stretch that could see them make the playoffs or end up watching them from home. Look for the Tigers to dot their “i”s and cross their “t”s this afternoon with a solid performance.
The Tigers should move to 4-4 (3-2) and face a Richmond team having a difficult year, but should not be taken lightly and end the season with huge opportunities against Elon and James Madison. The last two teams are ahead of them in the CAA standings, but this upperclassmen led Tigers team has a real chance to have a special season. It begins this afternoon though by taking care of business against the Great Danes.
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