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Towson RB West, LB Clark honored by CAA

Posted on 28 October 2013 by WNST Staff

RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 28, 2013) – CAA Football’s Player of the Week honorees for the ninth week of the 2013 season were announced on Monday. A link to each school’s release will be added to the player’s name over the course of the day as releases become available.

Offensive Player of the Week: Terrance West, Jr., RB, Towson
West earns his league-best 11th weekly honor on the heels of yet another historic performance in Towson’s 48-32 road win over Richmond. The Walter Payton Award Watch List member ran for a career-high 272 yards on 29 carries to become the program’s all-time leading rusher with 3,742 yards over 30 career games. West also tied a single-game school record with five touchdowns, including four on the ground, and currently ranks fourth in conference history with 68 touchdowns and tops in the nation with 24 scores this season.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Telvion Clark, Sr., LB, Towson
Clark led the Tiger defense with a career-high 16 tackles in Saturday’s victory. The senior highlighted the day with a sensational play in which he forced a fumble while sacking Spider quarterback Michael Strauss, recovered the fumble and proceeded to return it 32 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The forced fumble was one of his two in the win, which was Towson’s ninth straight on the road.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Stephon Robertson, Sr., LB, James Madison
Robertson was everywhere in what was a career day for the senior standout. The Buck Buchanan Watch Lister turned in a game-high 15 tackles, including a career-high 5.0 for loss and a sack, to go with a forced fumble and a pass breakup as he paced a Dukes defense that held William & Mary to just 250 yards of total offense on Saturday. Robertson has now recorded double-digit tackles in six of JMU’s eight games this season and is tied for seventh in the program annals with 399 for his career.

Special Teams Player of the Week: DeAndre Houston-Carson, Soph., CB, William & Mary
Houston-Carson cops his first conference honor after sparking one of the Tribe’s key plays in the team’s 17-7 Homecoming win over James Madison. The sophomore blocked Cameron Starke’s 31-yard field goal try in the third quarter, which would then lead to William & Mary’s go-ahead touchdown drive. Houston-Carson also secured six tackles, including three solo, and a pass breakup on the afternoon.

Rookie of the Week: Eric Enderson, R-Fr., P, Delaware
Enderson came up big in the Blue Hens’ kicking game as Delaware rolled to a 35-13 win over Rhode Island. The redshirt freshman sent three punts sailing an average of 55.5 yards, including a 69-yard punt that landed inside the Rams’ five-yard line. Enderson’s 69-yarder not only marked a career long, but also stands as the 10th-longest boot in school history.

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Towson RB West honored by CAA for record 10th time

Posted on 07 October 2013 by WNST Staff

RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 7, 2013) – CAA Football’s Player of the Week honorees for the sixth week of the 2013 season are featured below. A link to each school’s release will be added to the player’s name over the course of the week as releases become available.

Offensive Player of the Week: Terrance West, Jr., RB, Towson
West earns his 10th CAA Football weekly honor – the most in league history – after leading unbeaten Towson past nationally-ranked New Hampshire on Saturday. CAA Football’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, the junior finished the game with a season-high 238 yards on 28 carries and a three-touchdown effort highlighted by a 50-yard run. What’s more, West is now second in the program annals after surpassing the 3,000-yard mark (3,226) and his 59 career scores rank fifth all-time in CAA Football.

Defensive Player of the Week: Telvion Clark, Sr., LB, Towson
Clark paced Towson with a team-high 11 tackles, including six solo and a sack for a loss of nine yards, as the top-three Tigers turned in another solid defensive showing against UNH. The senior would also force a pair of fumbles, both of which led to touchdowns, for a Towson squad that leads the league with a +5 turnover margin and limited the Wildcats to just eight points over the final three quarters on Saturday.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Conner Arnone, Soph., P/PK, James Madison
Arnone had a stellar all-around day in the Dukes’ win over UAlbany, finishing with a 49.5-yard punt average on four punts that included a career-long 65-yarder. The sophomore also averaged 60.8 yards on eight kickoffs that featured three touchbacks in a special teams effort that forced the Great Danes to on average begin drives from their 27-yard line.

Rookie of the Week: Gage Steele, R-Fr., LB, James Madison
Steele broke open for a career day against the Great Danes, turning in an 18-tackle effort that leads the league through the opening six weeks of the season. The rookie racked up 13 solo stops and one sack in JMU’s dominant win, with four of his tackles ending Dane drives. Steele’s showing highlighted a defensive unit that held UAlbany to just 81 rushing yards and five of 19 third-down conversions on Saturday.

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Towson’s West, Joseph honored by CAA

Posted on 16 September 2013 by WNST Staff

TERRANCE WEST, DERRICK JOSEPH HONORED BY CAA

West Named As CAA Offensive Player of the Week for Fifth Time In Career

RICHMOND, Va. – Junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.), a strong candidate for the Walter Payton Award, and junior kickoff return specialist Derrick Joseph (McDonough H.S./Waldorf, Md.) earned weekly honors from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) after the No. 4 Tigers’ 49-7 win over Delaware State, it has been announced by CAA officials.

West was named as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season and the fifth time in his career. Joseph was named as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in his career.

In the undefeated Tigers’ victory over Delaware State, West ran for 82 yards on 16 carries and tied a school record by scoring five touchdowns.

West, who has scored nine touchdowns in three games this season, matched the Towson single-game record set by former All-American Tony Vinson, ’94 against Morgan State in 1993. His five touchdowns also set a Johnny Unitas® Stadium record.

The ninth-leading rusher in NCAA FCS, West is averaging 121.3 yards per game this season. With nine touchdowns in three games, he is tied for the FCS national scoring lead with Zack Zenner of South Dakota State.

In the win over Delaware State, West gave the Tigers a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when he scored on a one-yard run. Early in the second quarter, he scored on a three-yard run, the 50th touchdown of his career. Midway through the second quarter, West’s one-yard touchdown run upped the Tigers’ lead to 21-0. With 3:15 remaining in the first half, his two-yard touchdown run gave Towson a 28-0 advantage.

With 12:30 remaining in the third quarter, West’s 17-yard touchdown run increased the Towson lead to 49-0 and enabled him to tie the Towson single game record.

In 24 games, West is the third-leading rusher in school history with 2,699 yards. He has now scored 53 career touchdowns, a school record.

Joseph earned the Special Teams Player of the Week award after he returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for a touchdown. It marked the third time in his career he had a kickoff return for a touchdown, breaking the school record he shared with Maurice Sydnor, ’95 and David Meggett, ’98. Joseph had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against New Hampshire in 2011 and scored on a 95-yard kickoff return against St. Francis (Pa.) last season.

Joseph also caught three passes for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers’ win over Delaware State. In his career, Joseph has now returned 55 kickoffs for 1,562 yards for a 28.4 average.

The unbeaten Tigers return to action on Saturday when they visit North Carolina Central at 2:00 p.m..

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Towson RB West named CAA Offensive Player of the Week

Posted on 02 September 2013 by WNST Staff

TERRANCE WEST NAMED AS CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Tiger Running Back Led Towson To Win Over Connecticut

RICHMOND, Va. – Junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.) of Towson University has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending August 31, it has been announced by CAA officials.

West earned the honor for the fourth time in his career after rushing for 156 yards on a career high 36 carries and scored two touchdowns in the 33-18 win over Connecticut. The Tigers’ win over Connecticut marked their first-ever victory over an NCAA FBS program.

With 5:14 remaining in regulation, West scored on a six-yard touchdown run on fourth down to give the Tigers a 26-10 lead. After UConn cut its deficit to 26-18 with a 68-yard touchdown drive, West scored the game-clinching touchdown when he scored on a five-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 16 seconds left.

For West, it was the 12th 100-yard rushing game of his career. It was also the 17th time in his 22-game career that he has scored more than one touchdown.

The fifth-leading rusher in school history, West has run for 2,496 yards on 424 carries in his career. He has also scored 46 career touchdowns, one shy of the Towson career record set by Jason Corle, ’99.

“Terrance has become an even better football player,” says Towson Coach Rob Ambrose. “He has become a student of the game and he has become a very good teammate.”

Named as the 2012 and 2013 CAA Pre-Season Offensive Player of the Year, West was also named as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week twice as a freshman in 2011. He also earned the award in the final week of the 2012 season when he ran for 236 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 64-35 win over New Hampshire.

The Tigers will be on the road again this week when they travel to Holy Cross on Saturday, Sept. 7 for a non-conference game against the Crusaders at 1:00 p.m.

The Tigers’ home opener is set for Saturday, Sept. 14 against Delaware State at 7:30 p.m.

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Towson RB West receives All-American honor

Posted on 29 November 2012 by WNST Staff

TERRANCE WEST NAMED AS 3rd TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
Tiger Running Back Honored By College Sports Madness

TOWSON, Md. – 
Sophomore running back Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.) of Towson University has been named as a third team All-American by College Sports Madness, a web site that covers FCS football.

A two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association first team selection, West was the only member of the Tigers’ football team to earn All-America honors from College Sports Madness.

The leading rusher in the CAA. West ran for 1,046 yards in 10 games, a 104.6 average. He had 1,046 yards on 195 carries, an average of 5.4 yards per carry. He also led the CAA by scoring 15 touchdowns, including 14 rushing touchdowns. West, who also caught five passes for 102 yards and a touchdown, was fourth in the CAA with 114.8 all-purpose yards per game.

It marked the second year in a row that West led the CAA in touchdowns.

Honored as the winner of the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in NCAA FCS last season, West is already the fifth-leading rusher in Towson football history. In 21 career games, he has rushed for 2,340 yards on 389 carries, a 6.0 average. He has run for more than 100 yards in 11 games and has scored 44 career touchdowns, including 43 rushing TD’s. He needs on three more touchdowns to tie the Towson career record set by Jason Corle, ’01.

As a sophomore, West led the No. 15 Tigers to a share of the Colonial Athletic Association championship and a 7-4 record. Towson became the first school in five years to win back-to-back CAA titles.

He earned first team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Foundation as a freshman after rushing for 1,294 yards on 194 carries while scoring an NCAA FCS-leading 29 touchdowns.

West capped off his sophomore season by rushing for 236 yards on only 19 carries while scoring a pair of touchdowns in a 64-35 victory over No. 7 New Hampshire, a win that earned Towson a share of the CAA championship. West was honored as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week after the victory, marking the third time in his career he earned the award.

It was West’s sixth multi-touchdown game of the season and the 14th multi-TD game of his career.

West also played well at No. 19 Villanova as he led the Tigers to a 49-35 victory. In the win over the Wildcats, he rushed for 144 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns. He also caught the first touchdown pass of his career, a 78-yard toss from senior quarterback Grant Enders (Old Mill H.S./Millersville, Md.).

In 34-27 overtime win at Delaware the following week, West ran for 113 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime. He also ran for 153 yards on 27 carries in a win over William and Mary and picked up 112 yards on 28 carries at James Madison.

In the Tigers’ upset bid at Louisiana State, West rushed for 79 yards on 22 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns.

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Towson RB West named CAA Offensive Player of the Week

Posted on 19 November 2012 by WNST Staff

TERRANCE WEST NAMED AS CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore Running Back Led Towson To 64-35 Victory Over No. 7 New Hampshire

RICHMOND, Va. 
– Sophomore running back Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.) of Towson University has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association Football Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 17, it has been announced by CAA officials.

The second-leading rusher in the CAA, West led the Tigers to a 64-35 victory over No. 7 New Hampshire in their regular season finale, a win that earned Towson a share of the CAA championship.

In the regular season finale, West ran for a seasonal high 236 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Tigers to their fourth straight win. In the first quarter, he scored on a four-yard TD run to give Towson a 7-6 lead. Later in the first period, he had a 64-yard run that set up Towson’s second touchdown of the game.

In the first quarter at UNH, he had three carries for 76 yards. At halftime, he had 94 yards on six carries.

Led by West, the Tigers broke the game open in the second half. The Tigers owned a 30-28 lead at intermission before scoring four touchdowns in a row. In the second half, West ran for 142 yards on 13 carries. With 8:23 remaining in the game, he scored on a five-yard run to give Towson a 50-28 lead.

West, who had the second-highest single game total of his career in the win over UNH, finished the regular season with 1,046 yards on 195 carries, second in the CAA. He also scored 15 touchdowns in 10 games to lead the CAA for the second year in a row.

In 21 career games, West has rushed for 2,340 yards on 389 carries. The fifth-leading rusher in school history, he is averaging 6.0 yards per carry in his career. The winner of the 2011 Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS football, West has scored 44 touchdowns in 21 career contests. He needs only three more touchdowns to tie the school record set by Jason Corle, ’01.

For West, this marks the third time in his career that he has been selected as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week.

Towson, which won the CAA championship for the second year in a row, finished the regular season with a 7-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the CAA. Over the last two years, Towson is 16-7 with a 13-3 record in CAA play.

After closing out the season with four straight wins, the Tigers were hoping for an NCAA FCS playoff berth. However, Towson did not receive an at-large berth to the playoffs.
– TowsonTigers.com –

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Towson QB Enders picks up CAA weekly honor

Posted on 29 October 2012 by WNST Staff

GRANT ENDERS NAMED AS CAA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Senior Quarterback Led Tigers to 49-35 Win At Villanova With 391 Yards Of Total Offense

RICHMOND, Va. – Senior quarterback Grant Enders (Old Mill H.S./Millersville, Md.) of Towson University has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 27, it has been announced by CAA officials.

A second-year starter for the nationally-ranked Tigers, Enders earned the award for the third time in his career by leading the Tigers to a 49-35 victory over CAA co-leader Villanova on Saturday.

In 2011, he was named as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week after leading Towson to wins over Morgan State and Old Dominion.

Against Villanova, Enders directed an offense that scored 49 points and rolled up 590 total yards. It was the most points allowed by the Wildcats in a game in eight years while Towson’s 590 yards were the most for the Tigers since 2006.

Enders helped the Tigers build a 35-28 halftime lead as he threw a career high four touchdown passes before intermission. In the first half, he threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to senior Tom Ryan (Father Judge H.S./Philadelphia, Pa.), a career long 78-yard TD pass to sophomore Terrance West (Northwestern H.S./Baltimore, Md.), a 14-yard touchdown pass to sophomore tight end Daniel Vaughan (Oscar F. Smith H.S./Chesapeake, Va.) and an 11-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Spencer Wilkins (Mount Hebron H.S./Ellicott City, Md.) with two seconds left in the half.

With the score tied at 28-28 and 2:57 remaining in the half, Enders directed a 73-yard, 12-play drive that enabled the Tigers to take a lead at halftime.

Enders accumulated a career high 391 yards of total offense against the Wildcats. He completed 16 of 28 passes for 269 yards and four touchdowns. He also beat the Wildcats with his legs by running for a career high 122 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown. With 2:32 left in the third quarter, Enders ran for a 40-yard touchdown that gave Towson a 49-35 lead.

In the fourth quarter, he directed a ball-control offense which used up 10:59 of the fourth quarter.

Enders is third in the CAA with an average of 275.8 yards of total offense per game. In eight games, he has completed 148 of 235 passes for 1,669 yards and 11 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He ranks fourth in the CAA in passing average.

With 537 yards on 74 carries and four touchdowns, he is the ninth-leading rusher in the CAA. His 537 yards is a Towson single season record for quarterbacks. With 924 rushing yards on 165 carries in his career, Enders needs only 76 rushing
yards to become the first quarterback in Towson history to rush for 1,000 yards.

“He is an incredibly efficient quarterback,” says Coach Rob Ambrose. “As well as he understands the offense, he understands his teammates better. Grant is an excellent team leader and he is very strong. He has a quick release and he is very accurate. One of the most surprising things about him is that he is much faster than he looks.”

The Tigers, who are 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the CAA, return to action on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Delaware at 12 noon.

– TowsonTigers.com –

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