Towson earns CAA title with 28-17 win at Rhode Island

November 19, 2011 | Drew Forrester

From worst to first.

It happened today in Kingston, Rhode Island, where the Towson Tigers put the finishing touches on one of the most stunning turn-arounds in CAA history as Rob Ambrose’s team won the conference championship with a 28-17 win at Rhode Island.

A year ago, the Tigers went 1-10 and were picked to finish 11th (out of 12)  in the CAA in the 2011 pre-season poll.

The Tigers completed the dramatic rebound in Rhode Island on Saturday, trailing early 10-0 before reeling off 21 unanswered points to put the game away.

Terrance West had two more touchdown runs for Towson, giving him 26 for the season.  Grant Enders sewed the title up with a 4th quarter TD throw to Tom Ryan as the Tigers completed a perfect 4-0 mark on the road during CAA play.

Towson finished the campaign 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the CAA and will earn a first-round bye in the upcoming FCS playoffs.  With today’s win, there’s also a high likelihood the Tigers will host a playoff game on Saturday, December 3.

The Tigers will learn their post-season fate tomorrow when the FCS announces its playoff brackets at 10:00 am.  An open-to-the-public “Bracket Party” is being held at Towson University on Sunday morning (10am) at PAWS student lounge in the University Union.