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The 2013 Towson Tigers football team represented Towson University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Rob Ambrose and played their home games at Johnny Unitas Stadium. They were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 13–3, 6–2 in CAA play to finish in a tie for second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Fordham, Eastern Illinois, and Eastern Washington to advance to the FCS National Championship game where they lost to North Dakota State.

2013 Towson Tigers football
Towson Tigers wordmark.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 2
FCS CoachesNo. 2
2013 record13–3 (6–2 CAA)
Head coachRob Ambrose (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorJared Ambrose (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMatt Hachmann (4th season)
Home stadiumJohnny Unitas Stadium
(Capacity: 11,198)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 Maine $^   7 1         10 3  
#2 Towson ^   6 2         13 3  
#5 New Hampshire ^   6 2         10 5  
Villanova   5 3         6 5  
Delaware   4 4         7 5  
William & Mary   4 4         7 5  
Richmond   4 4         6 6  
James Madison   3 5         6 6  
Stony Brook   3 5         5 6  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 9  
Albany   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

NFL draftee Terrance West ran for an NCAA season record 2509 yards.

ScheduleEdit

Towson played a 12-game regular season schedule for only the fourth time in school history during the 2013 season.[1]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 297:30 PMat UConn*No. 11ESPN3W 33–1830,689[2]
September 71:00 PMat Holy Cross*No. 5W 49–76,281[3]
September 147:30 PMDelaware State*No. 4TUSNW 49–710,302[3]
September 212:00 PMat North Carolina Central*No. 4W 35–174,037[3]
September 286:00 PMat Stony BrookNo. 3W 35–217,859[3]
October 512:00 PMNo. 19 New HampshireNo. 3
  • Johnny Unitas Stadium
  • Towson, MD
CSNW 44–289,511[3]
October 127:00 PMNo. 15 Villanova No. 3
  • Johnny Unitas Stadium
  • Towson, MD
NBCSNL 35–4510,234[3]
October 193:30 PMat AlbanyNo. 7W 44–178,500[3]
October 2612:00 PMat RichmondNo. 8CSNW 48–328,700[3]
November 27:00 PMNo. 21 DelawareNo. 7
  • Johnny Unitas Stadium
  • Towson, MD
TUSNL 31–328,741[3]
November 161:30 PMat No. 16 William & MaryNo. 10W 15–99,674[3]
November 233:30 PMJames MadisonNo. 7
  • Johnny Unitas Stadium
  • Towson, MD
NBCSNW 28–177,379[3]
December 71:00 PMNo. 9 Fordham*No. 5
ESPN3W 48–284,671[3]
December 138:00 PMat No. 2 Eastern Illinois*No. 5ESPN2W 49–393,850[3]
December 212:00 PMat No. 3 Eastern Washington*No. 5ESPNUW 35–316,209[3]
January 4, 20142:00 PMvs. No. 1 North Dakota State*No. 5ESPN2L 7–3519,802[3]

Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network 11 5 4 4 3 3 3 7 8 7 13 10 7 5 2 
Coaches 12 6 4 3 2 2 2 7 6 6 11 7 5 4 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Towson Announces 2013 Football Schedule". WNST. Towson. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Towson Tigers vs. Connecticut Huskies – Box Score". ESPN. August 29, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Game-by-Game Statistics". Towson Athletics. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013.