The Tigers (2-7, 1-5) suffered their first shutout loss since the beginning of the 2006 season, and the Tribe improved to 8-1 for the first time in 23 years and 5-1 in CAA.
"Obviously, we need better play from the quarterback position - that's no secret. When you see some of the mistakes we make, as a coach you have no choice but to change quarterbacks," Towson coach Rob Ambrose said.
Towson defenders sacked Tribe quarterback A.J. Archer five times and held William & Mary to seven points per quarter in the second half.
In the fourth quarter, the Tigers moved from own 10-yard line to the William & Mary 9. But it ended in an interception at the 1-yard line with 8:08 left.
Fayetteville State 21, Bowie State 10: : The visiting Bulldogs (6-5) led for three quarters before a late rally by the Broncos (8-3) earned them the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship before an announced 7,532 at Durham County Memorial Stadium.
Fayetteville State scored 21 unanswered points in the second half for their third conference title in seven years.
Rodney Webb led Bowie State with 21 carries for 99 yards and Ramono Flowers had 16 carries for 46 yards and a touchdown.
Fayetteville State's Richard Medlin capped a 12-play, 88-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to give the Broncos their first lead at 14-10 with 2:29 remaining. The touchdown was set up after an interception by senior Joseph Brown.
The Broncos sealed the victory and the title when Jamaal Dixon intercepted a pass by Tyrae Reid (Poly) and ran 17 yards for the game-clinching touchdown with 2:19 left.
McDaniel 22, Gettysburg 20: : Freshman Nick DeLuca kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired to lift the visiting Green Terror (5-4, 3-4 Centennnial) over the Bullets (3-6, 3-4) at Musselman Stadium.
McDaniel outgained Gettysburg 438-330 while holding over a 20-minute (40:24-19:36) time-of-possession advantage.
It was the second time in four years that the Green Terror beat Gettysburg with a field goal in the closing seconds. Jay Leonard's 46-yarder with three seconds left gave McDaniel a 17-14 victory in 2006.
TJ Develin rushed for 113 yards on 16 carries while Thomas Massucci threw for 225 yards and one touchdown on 28-for-44 passing for McDaniel. DeLuca finished 3-for-3 on field-goal tries.
Frostburg State 35, Apprentice 30: : Anthony King and Anton Wade ran for a pair of touchdowns each as the visiting Bobcats (1-8, 1-1 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference) held off a rally by the Builders (1-8, 0-3). Frostburg outscored Apprentice 21-7 in the second quarter to spark the win.
Hampden-Sydney 59, Salisbury 14: : The host Tigers (9-0, 4-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) posted the first five scores to take a 31-0 lead after the first quarter. Rick Cassidy had 11 tackles and Bryn Woolson rushed 72 yards for Salisbury. Salisbury hosts Frostburg State in Saturday's 11th annual Regents Cup at 1 p.m.
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