TOWSON, Md. – The University of Maine football team fell in a hard fought contest to #17 Towson by the score of 24-19 on Saturday evening at Unitas Stadium. Maine falls to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play while Towson improves to 3-3 and 2-1 in league play.
Terrance West put Towson on the board first with a one-yard touchdown plunge with 5:11 left in the first quarter.
Maine responded with an eight-play, 56-yard drive that was capped off by a Sean Decloux (Ottawa, Ontario) 33-yard field goal.
The Tigers went on the march and were deep in Maine territory, but Troy Eastman (Rahway, N.J.) intercepted the pass near the right hash mark and went up the left sideline for a 92-yard interception return touchdown to give Maine a 10-7 lead just under a minute into the second quarter.
Towson quarterback Grant Enders found Erron Banks for an 18-yard touchdown with 1:22 left in the second quarter to complete the first half scoring.
Arthur Williams (Springfield, Mass.) had four grabs for 48 yards to lead the Maine offense.
A D.J. Soven 38-yard field goal for was the only scoring in the third quarter as the Tigers took a 17-10 lead into the fourth.
Maine closed the gap to 17-13 on a Decloux 28-yard field goal with 6:45 remaining in the game, but Enders responded with a long touchdown run for the Tigers giving them a 24-13 lead.
The Black Bears did not give up, and Marcus Wasilewski (Kulpmont, Pa.) rushed it in from nine yards out with 38 seconds left to make it 24-19, but the ensuing onside kick was recovered by Towson.