Tigers Lay Egg Against Blue Hens
By Krystina Lucido
Towson looked like the NCAA-version of the Titans in the first half of their Oct. 17 game against 23rd-ranked Delaware (5-2, 3-2 CAA), allowing the Blue Hens a 49-0 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Tigers tried to redeem themselves, holding Delaware scoreless and racking up three touchdowns in that span to end the game, 49-21.
Towson (2-4, 1-2 CAA) gained confidence early in the fourth quarter when sophomore safety Danny Collins recovered a fumble at midfield leaving the field open for a drive resulting in a 1-yard touchdown run by freshman tailback Dominique Booker.
Freshman quarterback Tommy Chroniger did his share of running, scoring the first touchdown of his career on a 5-yard run after previously running 71 yards to give Towson the advantage.
Towson got the ball back on Delaware’s first play after kickoff as sophomore linebacker Chris Patterson picked up a Blue Hen fumble, giving the Tigers the ball and redshirt freshman running back Tremayne Dameron the chance to score his fifth touchdown of the season and the Tigers third and final in the game.
Delaware’s solid passing game and long-yardage advancements solidified the game and was no match for Towson’s young team. Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin’s 43-yard touchdown pass to Mark Duncan, Charles Graves’ interception at the 10-yard line returned 90 yards for a touchdown and Jerry Butler’s 89-yard kickoff return accounted for three of the Blue Hens’ seven TDs.
The Tigers ran for a season-high 231 yards led by Chroniger, who ran for 97 yards on 11 carries despite playing just the second half. Towson played four different quarterbacks in the loss which can only help the growing team.
The Tigers next travel to Boston to play Northeastern who are currently 0-6, losing four games by more than 20 points, one of which they remained scoreless and lost 54-0.
Posted: October 19, 2009