EWU Eagles lose last-minute heartbreaker to Towson, 35-31

EWU Eagles lose last-minute heartbreaker to Towson, 35-31

Credit: KREM

EWU players on the bench after a 2nd half touchdown put them up 24-21 against Towson in the NCAA Division I subdivision semifinal Saturday, Dec. 21. EWU surrendered a late lead in the final minute, losing 35-31.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 21 at 5:14 PM

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Backup quarterback Connor Frazier scored on a 1-yard run with 17 seconds left to lift Towson to a 35-31 victory over Eastern Washington in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal game on Saturday in foggy, wet conditions.
 
Towson (13-2) took over on its 29 with 1:35 left in the game and went 71 yards for the winning points.
 
Eastern Washington (12-3) got the ball back with 12 seconds left, but Vernon Adams' first pass was intercepted.
 
Towson will play two-time defending champion North Dakota State (14-0) in the national title game on Jan. 4 in Frisco, Texas.
 
Towson has won 12 straight games on the road dating to last season, and overcome the loss of starting quarterback Peter Athens to a shoulder injury.
 
The Tigers scored the first 21 points of the game, gave up 31 straight points, and then scored the final two touchdowns for the win.


 

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