And with No. 3 James Madison (6-2, 4-1) trailing unranked New Hampshire (2-6, 1-4), 35-17, in the fourth quarter, the playoff picture will be even clearer after the @BlackBearsFB -@Towson_FB game. No. 13 @DelawareFB (6-2, 4-1) is tied 0-0 in the first quarter at Albany.
For the @BlackBearsFB defense, junior Taji Lowe will shift from WILL LB to MIKE for sophomore Deshawn Stevens (70 tackles, seven sacks). Senior Andrew Stevens will make his first start of the season at NT, and sophomore Jaron Grayer will make his first start at WILL LB.
Q1, 7:31-After @BlackBearsFB capped a six-play, 74-yard series with a 7-yard touchdown pass from QB Chris Ferguson to WR Earnest Edwards, @Towson_FB 's first drive stalled at the Black Bears' 38-yard line. After a punt, Maine will begin at its own 9.
End of Q1-@BlackBearsFB 7, @Towson_FB 0. This marks the first time this season that the Tigers have not scored in the first quarter. Towson has gained only 45 yards against the No. 1 defense in @CAASports in yards allowed per game.
Q2, 14:13-Coby Tippett returned the ensuing kickoff 48 yards to @BlackBearsFB 's 36, and two plays later, QB Tom Flacco lasered a 14-yard touchdown pass to WR Jabari Allen. After the extra point, @Towson_FB trails the Black Bears, 14-7.
Q2, 4:40-On third down-and-6 at @Towson_FB 's 35, LB Bryce Carter sacked and stripped QB Chris Ferguson. Although RT Cody Levy recovered the fumble, @BlackBearsFB is forced to punt. Tigers will begin at their own 7.
Halftime-@BlackBearsFB 21, @Towson_FB 7. Maine has done a fine job of staying with the Tigers receivers, forcing QB Tom Flacco to hold onto the ball longer than necessary. And the defense has given up five plays of 20-plus yards thus far.
Q3, 8:12-@BlackBearsFB takes advantage of an interception, and RB Ramon Jefferson scores his second touchdown of the game -- this time, for two yards. After the extra point, Maine leads @Towson_FB 28-10.
Q3, 5:15-@Towson_FB responds with a 9-play, 58-yard march capped by a 26-yard pass from QB Tom Flacco to RB Shane Simpson, who had to wrestle the ball away from LB Jaron Grayer. Flacco then found Ellis Knudson for the 2-point conversion and the Tigers trail @BlackBearsFB 28-18.
Final-No., 23 @BlackBearsFB 35, No. 15 @Towson_FB 28. The Tigers slip to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in @CAASports , where they are tied for third with No. 3 James Madison. The Black Bears improve to 6-3, 5-1 and remain in a first-place tie with No. 13 @DelawareFB in the conference.
With rumors swirling about the Ravens' future today, a prudent reminder from @ChildsWalker : "Even the most satisfying of [John] Harbaugh’s 11 years in Baltimore have rarely featured a straight line to glory." bsun.md/2OpXfVN
#Ravens inactives: LT Ronnie Stanley, RT James Hurst, OLB Tim Williams, WR Jordan Lasley, QB Robert Griffin III, TE Maxx Williams, RB Ty Montgomery. Montgomery and Maxx Williams are the mild surprises. ,