Sophomore running back Darius Victor had his eighth 100-yard rushing performance of the season, but it wasn't enough as Towson fell, 37-14, to William & Mary on Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Victor finished the game with 136 rushing yards on 22 carries and scored his 11th touchdown of the season. The performance puts Victor at 1,880 career rushing yards, surpassing Larry Jones (1,868) and Dan Ricker (1,876) for eighth place on the Tigers' all-time rushing list.
William & Mary, which ended a three-game losing streak to Towson, improved to 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Tribe running back Mikal Abdul-Saboor rushed for 141 yards and three first-half touchdowns. Towson, which had won two of its previous three games, fell to 4-7 and 2-5 in the CAA.
Each team had 307 yards of total offense. The Tigers had four turnovers; the Tribe had none.
Towson fell behind 21-0 before Victor capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive in the second quarter with a 6-yard scoring run. William & Mary added another score to go into halftime with a 28-7 lead.
The Tigers received the opening kickoff of the second half, but Derrick Joseph fumbled the ball after running it back 37 yards. Towson's defense held William & Mary to just two field goals in the third quarter, but still trailed 34-7 entering the final period.
Quarterback Connor Frazier hit Tanner Vallely for a 31-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to make it 34-14. It was Vallely's third receiving touchdown of the season. But the Tigers got no closer.
Eric Handy paced the defense with 11 tackles, and Tye Smith made 10 stops. The 13 Tigers seniors who played their final home game were honored beforehand. Over the past four years, Towson has won 33 games, one win shy of the school record for most wins in a four-year span.
Stevenson 36, Misericordia 14: The Mustangs (7-3, 6-3 Middle Atlantic Conference) rolled past the host Cougars (1-9, 1-8). Stevenson finished the season on a two-game winning streak. Misericordia has lost seven straight.
Moore capped a seven-play, 57-yard drive with a 29-yard touchdown reception for a 6-0 Salisbury lead with 10:52 left in the first quarter. He struck again with a 59-yard touchdown run with 7:06 left in the game.
Salisbury had one scoring drive per quarter and limited Frostburg State to a field goal in the second quarter and a touchdown in the fourth.
The Sea Gulls have won their past two games.
William & Mary 21 7 6 3 — 37Towson 0 7 0 7 — 14
Cwm: T.McBride 27 pass from Cluley (J.Carpenter kick), 13:19.
Cwm: Abdul-Saboor 17 run (J.Carpenter kick), 9:07.
Cwm: Abdul-Saboor 18 run (J.Carpenter kick), 0:00.
Tows: D.Victor 4 run (Hurwitz kick), 10:12.
Cwm: Abdul-Saboor 4 run (J.Carpenter kick), 2:57.
Cwm: FG J.Carpenter 44, 11:29.
Cwm: FG J.Carpenter 24, 2:37.
Tows: Vallely 31 pass from Cn.Frazier (Hurwitz kick), 13:07.
Cwm: FG J.Carpenter 25, 2:49.
TEAM STATSCWMTOWSFirst downs2018Rushes-yards45-20335-147Passing104160Comp-att-int10-17-019-30-1Return yards92177Punts3-36.74-33.5Fumbles-lost0-00-3Penalties-yards3-264-34Time of poss32:2827:32
RUSHING: William & Mary, Abdul-Saboor 23-141, Kn.Anderson 10-54, Cluley 3-20, Jr.Cooper 6-5, Dedmon 1-2. Towson, D.Victor 22-136, Dessenberg 1-11, E.Greenwood 4-7, Cn.Frazier 7-(minus 2), Toomey 1-(minus 5).
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PASSING: William & Mary, Cluley 10-17-0-104. Towson, Cn.Frazier 19-28-1-160, Je.Brennan 0-2-0-0.