Drew’s Morning Dish — Fri., August 30

August 30, 2013 | Drew Forrester

Drew’s Morning Dish — Fri., August 30

Maybe because we’re the only media entity in town that actually covers Towson University sports it was easy for me to warn you that Towson was very capable of beating UConn last night in their college football opener.

Most of the folks in town who “cover” sports (or talk about it on the radio) wouldn’t know how to get to Johnny Unitas Stadium without plugging the info into their GPS system.

I’ve been to nearly every home game in the Rob Ambrose era, which now enters its 5th season.

I told you yesterday on the air and right here at D.M.D. not to be surprised if Towson went to East Hartford and knocked off UConn.

They didn’t “knock them off” though.  They stomped them.  It was 33-18 but it might as well have been 53-18.  Other than a late TD and 2-point conversion that brought them to within one score, the Huskies had little to offer against an obviously improved Towson defense on Thursday night.

The Towson offense, otherwise known as the Terrance West Project, used a lengthy 3rd quarter drive to put the game away and give the Tigers their first ever win over one of the “big boys”.

It was a thing of beauty.  Except for the field goal kicker…but we’ll give him a one night pass.

As someone who goes to sporting events at UMBC, Morgan State, Loyola, Coppin State, Johns Hopkins and Towson, it warms my heart to see these schools go up against “the big boys” and not only hold their own, but beat them.

UConn wrote Towson a big check last night in exchange for that “lay-up game”.

That’s the funniest part of the whole thing.

Go on the road, steal a game, get a check.

It’s good business if you can get it.

And business is definitely picking up at Towson University.

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  1. John in Westminster Says:

    Go TIGERS!!!

  2. Robert Says:

    GM Drew:

    While I find it very commendable that you & WNST cover the sports teams of Towson University (and other local schools too), I also think it’s incumbent upon the student body there to fully & regularly support their teams by at LEAST attending the home games at Johnny Unitas Stadium. If supporting the teams is important to the students and considering the enrollment there is 20K +/-, filling the 11.2K capacity stadium should be a piece of cake. Once the student support is in place, I think it’s then reasonable to expect the local community to do the same. Cheers.

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