The Sports Xchange, Published December 21 2013
Towson to face NDSU for national title in FriscoCHENEY, Wash. – The Towson Tigers punched their ticket to Frisco, Texas, for the FCS National Championship game with an improbable fourth quarter comeback on Saturday at Roos Field, beating Eastern Washington, 35-31.
With 17 seconds left, Towson quarterback Connor Frazier had his number called, sneaking over the goal line from the one-yard-line for the winning points on third down to cap a 71-yard drive.
Momentum had been completely leaning toward Eastern Washington going into the fourth quarter, with the Eagles having scored 31 unanswered points on the arm of Vernon Adams.
But Frazier, who took over after starting quarterback Peter Athens sustained a shoulder injury, made big rushing play after big rushing play to lead two fourth quarter touchdown drives to send Eastern Washington packing with its second-consecutive FCS National semifinal loss at home.
Snowy slush covered Roos Field’s red “inferno” turf at the opening kickoff.
Towson jumped out to a 21-0 lead on the arm of Athens. He eluded pressure, ran around and threw the ball down the field to the tune of 144 yards and two touchdowns on 8-of-9 passing.
Towson advances to face two-time defending champion North Dakota State for the title.