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Towson Tigers
40px 2012 Towson Tigers football team
First season 1969
Athletic director Mike Waddell
Head coach Rob Ambrose
4th year, 19–25  (.432)
Home stadium Johnny Unitas Stadium
Field Minnegan field
Year built 2002
Stadium capacity 11,000
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Towson, MD
League Division I FCS
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
All-time record 239–221–4 (.519)
Postseason bowl record
Conference titles 1
Colors

Black and Gold

          
Fight song "Hail Towson"
Mascot Doc
Marching band Towson Tiger Marching Band
Rivals Villanova University
James Madison University
College of William and Mary
Old Dominion University
University of Delaware
Website

www.TowsonTigers.com/Football

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The Towson Tigers football team has crossed many milestones since its birth in 1969. A long the way there have been many memorable moments.

2010: Five-overtime game

On September 11, 2010 Towson played the longest game in school history. Coastal Carolina came to Towson, MD looking for their first win of the season after losing the previous week to West Virginia. Coastal Carolina fullback Racheed Gause scored a 10-yard touchdown with 12:36 in the fourth quarter bringing their lead to 21-7. Just a few minutes later Towson quarterback Chris Hart threw a 57-yard pass to Hakeem Moore who went out of bounds at the Coastal Carolina four-yard line. On third-and-goal at the two-yard line, Hart threw a two-yard touchdown pass to freshman tight end James Oboh, cutting the Tigers' deficit to 21-14 with 9:40 left in regulation.

On the next Coastal Carolina possession the Towson Tigers forced a punt taking possession at their own 30-yard line with 3:54 remaining. On fourth-and-four at the Coastal 39-yard line, Hart completed a short pass to sophomore Alex Blake at the 35-yard line. On the next play, Hart scrambled 12 yards to the Chanticleers' 20-yard line. Moments later, he ran to the two-yard line on an 18-yard scamper. With just 29 seconds left Hart completed a pass to Tom Ryan in the left corner of the end zone. Following a successful conversion by Nick Wallace the game was tied 21-21.

First Overtime

Towson took possession of the ball first, unable to move the ball they settled for a 34-yard field goal by Nick Wallace to take the lead at 24-21. On Coastal's first possession they were unable to convert on three straight passes, tying the game with a 42-yard field goal at 24-24.

Second Overtime

The Chanticleers struck first with a scoring drive capped off by a one-yard run giving Coastal a 30-24 lead. The Tigers caught a break when Coastal missed their extra point try. Towson took control of the ball and scored on five straight carries by Tremayne Dameron. To win the Tigers just needed a successful extra point kick to win their first game of the season. The conversion attempt though hit the left upright and fell to the ground, leading to a tie of 30-30.

Third Overtime

Towson received the ball and drove down the field. Towson scored on a third-and-one at the Coastal four-yard line with a run by Tremayne Dameron giving Towson the lead at 36-30. Overtime rules stipulate that both teams must try for two-point conversions after the second overtime. On the two-point conversion attempt Towson quarterback failed to connect with Hakeem Moore. Coastal received the ball and drove for a Touchdown, failing as well to convert the two-point attempt.

Fourth Overtime

Both teams settled for field goals in the fourth overtime, with a 43-yard field goal by Coastal Carolina and a 27-yard field goal by the Towson Tigers. The score leading into the fifth overtime was 39-39.

Fifth Overtime

Towson had possession of the ball first, on the first play of the fifth overtime quarterback Chris Hart threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Hakeem Moore giving the Tigers a 45-39 lead. On the two-point conversion attempt quarterback Hart ran to his left, dropped the ball, picked it upon the bounce and ran into the end zone giving Towson a 47-39 lead. Coastal received the ball on the 25 yard line and drove down the field. They found themselves facing a fourth down-and-one at the Towson six-yard line. The converted with a one yard run to bring up a first-and goal at the Towson five-yard line. On the next play quarterback Zach Macdowall completed a five-yard touchdown pass to Eric O'Neal bringing the score to 47-45. On the two point conversion attempt Towson safety Jordan Dangerfield tipped a pass intended for Jamie Childers securing the win for the Towson Tigers.

Overtime Record

The Tigers and Chanticleers were just one overtime period away from tying the NCAA FCS record with a six-overtime contest.

2011: Unbelievable comeback

On October 15, 2011, Towson and Old Dominion played a game players will not soon forget. At the time Towson was ranked 17th in the nation, while Old Dominion was ranked 18th.

The heroics for Towson came late in the 4th quarter, in a game played in Norfolk Virginia in front of a crowd of 19,818 mostly ODU fans.

Being ahead by 11 points with less than 4 minutes to play in the game, ODU knew Towson would need more than a miracle to win.

Things began to unravel to the Monarchs when Grant Enders scored on a yard QB keeper with 3:13 left in the game. The Tigers converted a 2-point conversion on a halfback pass from Leon Kinnard to Mike Evans and ODU's lead was 35-32.

The Tigers recovered the ensuing D.J. Soven onside kick off, and it looked like Towson was in excellent position to move the ball close enough for game tying field goal as the offense would start out on the ODU 34 yard line.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, the Old Dominion Defense was not ready to give up and the Tigers chances appeared bleak when ODU defensive tackle Ronnie Cameron sacked Enders with a jarring hit, bloodying his nose and knocking Enders out of the game with 1:50 left in regulation.

Enders replacement (Pete Athens) came in, but was unable to get things going for the Tigers and was sacked for a big loss of yards which pushed the Tigers out of field goal range. Facing fourth and 29 from his 37-yard line, Enders scrambled out of the pocket to his right and somehow saw Tiger Receiver, Tom Ryan across the field near the first-down stick.

As if scripted from a made for movie scene, Ryan out-leapt the ODU safety to pull in the catch, escaped the grasp of 4 ODU defenders, raced down the sideline, crossed the goal line with 1:07 left in the game with ODU defender Paul Morant on his back.

ODU players and fans were left in shock as Towson pulled off one of the most incredible come-back games in the programs history.

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