Towson football ends season against Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND (3-7, 2-5 Colonial Athletic Association) @ TOWSON (4-6, 2-4)

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium

Audio: 1300 AM, TowsonTigers.com

Series: Towson leads 8-7.

What’s at stake: A Towson victory would give the Tigers one more win than last year — a small hurrah, given the injuries they’ve endured this season. It won’t be easy against a Rhode Island team coming off a 20-6 win over Villanova, which defeated Towson by two touchdowns earlier. Last year’s game between these two was a doozy, the Tigers winning, 32-31, on a last-second 55-yard field goal by Aiden O’Neill.

Key matchup: Towson’s suspect running game vs. Rhode Island’s defense, which last week surrendered 1 yard — yes, 1 — rushing.

Player to watch: Coby Tippett, the Tigers’ freshman safety who celebrated his first start last week with a team-high 14 tackles and a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown.

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