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Towson vs. James Madison college football preview

James Madison (6-5, 3-4) @ Towson (9-2, 5-2)

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

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Audio: TowsonTigers.com

Series: James Madison leads, 18-5-1

Key matchup: Since the last two meetings have been decided by four and three points in 2010 and 2012, respectively, field goals could prove pivotal, and that is where James Madison has the advantage. Senior Cameron Starke ranks second on the school's all-time field goals list with 36 and has converted 71.4 percent (11-of-15) of his attempts. Meanwhile, Towson senior Drew Evangelista has connected on just 45.5 percent (5-of-11) of his field-goal attempts and has missed three of his past four tries.

Player to watch: Tigers junior running back Terrance West leads the nation in rushing (1,765 yards) and total touchdowns (28), but the Baltimore native and Northwestern graduate might face some resistance from Dukes senior Stephon Robertson. The inside linebacker ranks second in the country in tackles per game (11.8) and 18th in tackles for a loss (1.5 per game).

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