Rob Ambrose

Towson football makes playoffs for first time in five years

Towson football makes playoffs for first time in five years

Coach Rob Ambrose’s confidence in his Towson football team was not misplaced.

Despite a 38-17 loss to James Madison on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams, the Tigers on Sunday earned one of 14 at-large bids to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. They will host Northeast Conference champion Duquesne on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson.

“Validation for our kids,” Ambrose said in a video distributed by the team. “This is the hardest-working group since 2011. They have done a little bit of it on blind faith. To see them be rewarded for the work they have put in, these are great teaching lessons as men for the rest of...

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