What's at stake: Last Saturday's 31-17 setback at No. 7 Williams & Mary would seem to have been a crippling blow to the Tigers' bid for an at-large berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. But Towson, which is 4-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association, is still holding onto that hope and could further bolster its case with a victory over the visiting Rams, who are 1-6 in the conference. Since a 20-0 upset of Delaware on Oct. 10, Rhode Island has dropped four straight games and has not won a contest away from Meade Stadium since a 19-13 overtime decision at Albany on Sept. 14, 2013 — a span of 17 straight road losses. Although the Rams stunned the Tigers, 13-7, on Nov. 22, 2014, that was only Rhode Island's second win in the past seven meetings between the league rivals.