Towson University greets St. Francis for Homecoming 2012 showdown

Towson University is hosting St. Francis (Pa.) University at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, as the Tigers' homecoming game at Unitas Stadium in Towson.

Towson is coming off a 20-17 win over William & Mary in their Colonial Athletic Association opener last week, which was also at home.

The game will also be aired on the Tigers' web site, with Spiro Morekas and Ron Meehan calling the action. The Tigers' internet broadcast also features a one-hour pre-game show.

The Tigers are hosting St. Francis for homecoming for the second time. In 1996, Towson celebrated homecoming with a 54-14 win over the Red Flash, according to Towson Athletics Media Relations.

A member of the Northeast Conference, St. Francis is 1-2 coming into tonight's game.

Towson lost its first game of the season against Kent State in a road game, then made its Colonial Athletic Association debut with a 20-17 victory over William & Mary. In that game, the Tigers dominated the time of possession and had 422 yards of total offense.

Sophomore running back Terrance West, a pre-season All-American, ran for a season high 153 yards on 27 carries. Averaging 92.0 yards per game, he is the second-leading rusher in the CAA, according to Towson Athletics Media Relations.

The Tigers' senior quarterback, Grant Enders, has thrown for 421 yards and rushed for 86 yards in the Tigers' first two games. He has completed 42 of 57 passes and ranks second in the CAA with 507 yards of total offense.

The Tigers, who won the 2011 CAA championship and earned a berth in the NCAA FCS playoffs, are facing St. Francis for the third time. Towson owns a 2-0 series lead.

Saturday's game is the second of three non-conference games on the Tigers' schedule. Towson plays its final non-conference game of the season at Louisiana State next week — a game that will be televised on ESPNU.

Going to the game? For a map of the Towson University campus, click here.


In addition to the game, Towson University is hosting Homecoming weekend activities, including the following:

Towson University Alumni Tailgate Festival, Sat., Sept. 22, 4 to 7 p.m., Lot 21

This is sold out for vehicles and tailgating spaces, but walk-ins are welcome. The Office of Alumni Relations will offer a special tailgating area for alumni and their guests ages 21 and older. All spaces in this lot have already been reserved for those who have purchased a homecoming tailgating package. Set-up begins at 3 p.m. with tailgating starting at 4 p.m. This space features an inflatable area for alumni and guests. Alumni are welcome to park in General Parking, which is located in the Union, Towsontown and Glenn Garages and walk or take the shuttle over to the Alumni Homecoming Tailgate Festival. Vehicles without AHTF permits will not be permitted to enter Auburn Drive. For more information, call 410-704-2234. (All tailgating participants must abide by University Tailgating Policies and Procedures as stated in article 06-09.02:

Homecoming Concert, Sun., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Towson Center

The 2012 Homecoming Concert will feature the artist, Third Eye Blind, with opening band, Kingsfoil. Students can look for updates on or Student tickets are $20 the day of the concert; non-student tickets are $35 the day of the concert.

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