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Behind Terrance West, Towson football downs Eastern Illinois, 49-39, for FCS semifinal berth
Behind Terrance West, Towson football downs Eastern Illinois, 49-39, for FCS semifinal berth

CHARLESTON, Ill. — Towson's Terrance West had no idea he had set a record. "I did? Records don't mean nothing. Our focus is on a national championship," he said. The junior running back rolled up an FCS playoff-record 354 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries Friday night as the seventh-seeded Tigers advanced to the FCS semifinals with a 49-39 win over No. 2 Eastern Illinois at snowy O'Brien Field. West broke a 14-year-old record held by Georgia Southern's Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 333 yards against Massachusetts in 1999. More importantly, he pushed Towson (12-2) into a matchup with the winner of Saturday's Jacksonville State-Eastern...

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