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Uncertainty surrounds No. 15 Towson football team after 38-17 loss to No. 7 James Madison

Uncertainty surrounds No. 15 Towson football team after 38-17 loss to No. 7 James Madison

The uncomfortable wait begins for the Towson football team.

The No. 15 Tigers, who had been tied for first place in the Colonial Athletic Association as recently as the early afternoon of Nov. 3, must now see whether their resume is strong enough to earn one of the 14 at-large spots in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs after suffering a 38-17 loss to No. 7 James Madison before an announced 7,208 at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson on Saturday.

Towson, which dropped to 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the CAA, was hoping to avoid leaving its fate in the hands of the selection committee by upending the 2016 national champion Dukes (8-3, 6-2), but is left dealing with an...

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