Football: No. 16 College falls to No. 10 Towson 15-9

No. 16 William and Mary (7-4, 4-3 CAA)  fell in its last regular season home game, as No. 10 Towson (9-2, 5-2 CAA) escaped with a 15-9 win.

After entering the half with a slim 9-7 lead, thanks to three field goals from junior place kicker John Carpenter, Towson scored a one-yard touchdown to regain the lead in the third quarter. Senior safety Jerome Couplin came up with the football on the ensuing two-point conversion, but fumbled as the Tigers recovered in the end zone to increase their advantage to 15-9.

As the clock wound down late in the fourth quarter, Towson’s place kicker Drew Evangelista pinged a 30-yard field goal attempt off the left upright, giving the College a final drive to win the game. After crossing midfield, senior quarterback Brent Caprio escaped the pocket on fourth down and found an open junior wideout Tre McBride, a completion that would have set the Tribe up on Towson’s five-yard line. McBride, however, couldn’t haul in the pass, and the Tigers melted away the remaining time on the ensuing possession.

The College travels to Richmond for its last regular season contest Saturday. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. A Twitter-based recap of the No. 16 College’s loss follows.


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