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Brandon Johnson

Towson storms back to capture CAA title, playoff berth

KINGSTON, R.I. — After a 10th consecutive losing season, maybe someday the University of Rhode Island football program can tell a story like the one the Towson University football program has written in 2011.

The Tigers completed an improbable turnaround from a 1-10 finish in 2010 by going 9-2 (7-1 in the league) and winning their first CAA championship. The Tigers had to rally to beat the Rams and leave the field with the championship trophy Saturday.

After trailing Rhode Island 10-0 in the first quarter, the Tigers shrugged off the deficit to score the next three touchdowns and pull out a 28-17 victory on a sunny, windy afternoon before 2,883 spectators at Meade...