It looked like it would be a runaway victory for the underdog Towson Tigers who jumped out to an early 21-0 lead over the Eastern Washington Eagles in their FCS semi-final matchup. In the second half, the Eagles came roaring back, scoring 31 unanswered points.

Terrance West kept their hopes allowed when he broke through several defenders on third-and-goal and reached the end zone with him team down by 10 with five minutes to play. West finished the day with 119 yards on 27 carries and two TDs.

Towson failed the recover their on-side kick attempt, but held Eastern Washington on a fourth-and-short attempt with a minute and a half left in the game. The Tigers drove to the goal line and quarterback Connor Frazier dove in to give Towson the lead.

Towson Tigers advance to FCS title

Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams’ was intercepted on the first play after the Towson touchdown and the Tigers walked away from that red field victorious.

Towson will face North Dakota State on January 4 in Frisco, Texas for the FCS title. It’s the Tigers first appearance, the third for the Bison.

Shameless self promotion: Check out Towson head coach Rob Ambrose on the BSR Podcast.