The score was even at 28-all late when Jefferson ran six yards for a touchdown to put the Black Bears (6-3, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) up 35-28 with 6:29 to play. The Tigers (6-3, 4-2) came right back, driving to the Black Bears 2-yard line where the Maine defense stiffened, allowing no gain in four downs with 1:27 left.
Jefferson carried 14 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns for the Black Bears. Chris Ferguson threw for 233 yards and two scores.
Maine led 21-7 at halftime and 28-10 midway through the third quarter. But Towson fought back, scoring three times after that on a 26-yard Tom Flacco pass, a 38-yard field goal, and a short run by Shane Simpson to even it up with 10:14 to play
Flacco finished with 211 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers.
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