Michael Nebrich threw for 394 yards and 4 TDs, but that wasn't enough as Towson's Walter Payton finalist Terrance West rushed for 3 scores and quarterback Peter Athens threw for another 3. Towson will advance to the quarterfinals, while Fordham heads back to Bronx.
It was an unexpected season for the Rams after going 1-10 two years ago and 6-5 last year.Coach Moorhead's squad exceeded many expectations and was even ranked in the FCS top 5 in the polls at one point. The Rams were in this one the entire way too, with a 21-21 tie going into halftime. In the second half, however, the offense sputtered and the Tigers' offense proved too much for the defense to handle.
The Rams went down 21-7 early, but two touchdown passes from Michael Nebrich and some luck, with a kickoff glancing off a Towson player that Fordham was able to recover, the Rams found themselves all tied up. In the second half, Athens started quickly, throwing a 46 yard touchdown and would keep the lead the rest of the game.