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Towson football 'elated' about getting first CAA win and snapping three-game skid

Coach Rob Ambrose summed up in one word the feelings of the Towson football program after Saturday's 24-17 win at Colonial Athletic Association foe Delaware.

"Elated," he said with a chuckle Monday afternoon during his weekly conference call arranged by the league.

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That relief stems from the Tigers (3-5 overall and 1-3 in the CAA) not only collecting their first victory in the conference, but also snapping a three-game skid. They hadn't won since their 31-20 victory over North Carolina Central on Sept. 20.

Towson, which will enjoy a bye week before returning for a home game against Elon (1-6, 0-3) on Nov. 1 at Johnny Unitas Stadium , is still three games behind No. 5 Villanova, which leads the league with a perfect 4-0 record. But Ambrose said the win against the Blue Hens (4-3, 2-1) has already begun providing dividends for the team.

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"You get into spirals as a player, and you do it as a team and as a coach as well," he said. "When a team is going well and you're feeling good about things and there's positive energy in the air, things tend to spiral upward in the way that you want it to be. When things just don't go well and when bad things pile on, you can have a spiral that goes down. Not only did we stop the spiral, but we turned it around.

"In the history of this program, [for] our alums, Delaware has always been their game, and winning twice there in three years is unheard of in the history of our program, especially considering where we are now. So how this team feels about themselves and what they can do when they stay focused and they don't let the outside stuff bother them, it's a great lesson for them on how to respond to adversity in life, and these guys now have an applicable lesson to come from the lowest of the lows to do something really great together."

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