Towson Tigers Take-Down Stony Brook Seawolves 52-28, Moved Up in National Rankings

The Towson University Tigers took down the Stony Brook Seawolves 52-28 in a huge matchup with-in the CAA. The win helped the Tigers notch their second win within in conference and gave the Seawolves their first loss. Here are some highlights from Towson Sports Network:

Here are my grades for the Tigers performance:

Offense: The Tigers Offense came out firing on all cylinders to start the game. Getting spotted a 7-0 lead from an opening kick-off touchdown, Tom Flacco helped lead back to back Touchdown drives to give Towson a 21-0 lead. The Towson offense then preceded to turn the ball over two times in a row, which lead to Stony Brook cutting the lead to 21-14. Flacco and the offense ended up taking control for the rest of the way, rattling off 24 consecutive points to effectively put the game away. The two turnovers hurt, as they allowed the Seawolves to climb back into the game. Leading Performers: Tom Flacco: 319 Yards, 4 TD’s, 1 Int. Shane Leatherbury: 9 receptions, 129 yards. 

Overall Grade of Offense: A-

Defense: The defense was dominant early, not allowing a Stony Brook first down on their first two drives. They were forcing many three and outs and were constantly pressuring the Stony Brook offense. They got beat when having to bail out their own offense but that does not take away from their gritty performance. The pressure never allowed the then #13 ranked team in the FCS to get in a rhythm.

Overall Grade of Defense: A

Special Teams: It is always great when you take the opening kick-off to the house, and that is exactly what Towson did. Shane Simpson fielded the games opening kick at his own 4-yard line and bolted down the middle of the field to get Towson an early 7-0 lead on the touchdown. Kicker Aiden O’Neill missed a Field Goal early but overall did a solid job.

Overall Special Teams Grade: B+

Coaching: Head Coach Rob Ambrose had his troops fired up and ready to play this big ranked matchup and I give him a lot of credit for that.

Overall Coaching Grade: A-

The committee saw Towson’s big win and moved them up in the ACFA Coaches Poll and the Stats FCS Poll, earning a #18 and a #17 ranking respectively.

Here are some important tweets related to the game:

Looks like some more great times are in store for Tigertown. Towson stays home to take on the William & Mary Tribe this weekend at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Chanan Rothenberg

Chanan Rothenberg is a Junior Sport Management Major and Business Administration Minor at Towson University. Chanan joined the Maryland Sports Blog team in January 2017. Chanan covers Towson sports and live tweets Towson games from the MSB twitter. Personal Twitter: @c_rothenberg

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