TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Terrance West carried 27 times for 153 yards and Towson scored 17 consecutive points after falling behind to defeat William & Mary 20-17 Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association opener.
Towson, which won its ninth straight home opener, scored a touchdown with 8 seconds left in the first half when quarterback Grant Enders' fumble at the William & Mary 2 was recovered by Spencer Wilkins to make it 10-10.
The Tigers (1-1), playing for the first time in 16 days, went ahead 13-10 on D.J. Soven's 36-yard third-quarter field goal. They made it 20-10 with 8:15 left in the game on Enders' 14-yard pass to Erron Banks after an 84-yard drive.
The Tribe (0-3) got within three points with 5:44 left but their final drive stalled at the Towson 33.
West failed to score for Towson, ending a streak of nine games in which he had scored at least twice.
|TWST||D.J. Soven 27 yd FG|
|WMMARY||Meltoya Jones 16 yd run (Drake Kuhn kick)|
|WMMARY||Drake Kuhn 41 yd FG|
|TWST||Spencer Wilkins 0 yd run (D.J. Soven kick)|
|TWST||D.J. Soven 30 yd FG|
|TWST||Erron Banks 14 yd pass from Grant Enders (D.J. Soven kick)|
|WMMARY||Nolan Kearney 2 yd pass from Raphael Ortiz (Drake Kuhn kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||2-8||6-12|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-2||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||48||21|
|Punt Return Yds||0||28|
|Time of Poss.||24:8||35:52|
|WMMARY: Meltoya Jones 14-90, Keith McBride 10-50, Raphael Ortiz 8-12, Tre McBride 1-4, Mikal Abdul-Saboor 1-2, Team 1--1|
|TWST: Terrance West 27-153, Grant Enders 13-59, Dominique Booker 8-33, Sterlin Phifer 1-3, Spencer Wilkins 0-0, Team 1--1|
|WMMARY: Raphael Ortiz 10-17-101-0|
|TWST: Grant Enders 16-21-175-0|
|WMMARY: Tre McBride 2-39, Ryan Moody 2-25, Meltoya Jones 2-16, Nolan Kearney 2-12, Sean Ballard 1-6, Keith McBride 1-3|
|TWST: Erron Banks 5-59, Spencer Wilkins 5-50, Daniel Vaughan 1-25, Emmanuel Holder 1-16, Alex Blake 1-7, Leon Kinnard 1-7, Terrance West 1-7, Tom Ryan 1-4|