Scouting report: Rhode Island at Towson


Time: 3:30 p.m.

Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium

Radio: 1370 AM

Series: Tied 5-5

What's at stake: The Tigers have won the past three meetings in a series that dates to 1986. Towson rides a five-game losing streak into Saturday's contest after falling to Richmond, 28-6, last week. The Rams lost to Maine on Saturday, 28-23. It will be the fourth time Towson has hosted Rhode Island on homecoming, with the Rams capturing victories in two of the previous three games.

Key matchup: Rhode Island junior QB Steve Probst will have his hands full against Towson sophomore S Jordan Dangerfield. Probst is the only quarterback in the Colonial Athletic Association to throw for more than 1,100 yards and rush for more than 250 yards. Dangerfield leads the Tigers with 66 tackles, including a career-high 13 stops last week.

Players to watch: Saturday's game will feature two of the best return men in the CAA with Towson's Hakeem Moore going head-to-head with Rhode Island's Travis Hurd. Moore, a senior, has returned 24 kickoffs for a conference-best 530 yards, and averages 138.3 all-purpose yards. Hurd, a freshman, averages 31.7 yards per kickoff return and is one of only two players in the CAA to return one for a touchdown this season. Towson junior QB Chris Hart ran for 82 yards on 18 carries and completed eight of 18 passes for 154 yards last week. Rams senior LB Matt Hansen ranks second in the CAA with 81 tackles this season.

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