TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Blair Pritchard's third field goal of the
game, a wobbly 34-yarder with five seconds left in regulation, gave
William & Mary a 29-28 victory over Towson on Saturday.
Mike Potts completed 28-of-44 passes for a career-high 409 yards
and two touchdowns as the Tribe (3-6, 1-5 Atlantic 10) amassed 630
offensive yards, the most Towson has ever allowed.
Elijah Brooks rushed for 165 yards and threw a touchdown pass
for William & Mary, which broke a nine-game conference losing
streak. R.J. Archer had six catches for 122 yards and Joe Nicholas
had two touchdown receptions.
Sean Schaefer completed 33-of-51 passes for 367 yards and four
touchdowns for the Tigers (6-3, 3-3), who fell to 0-4 all-time
against the Tribe. Dayron Arnold had 11 receptions for 119 yards.
After Schaefer's 8-yard touchdown pass to Eric Yancey put Towson
up 28-17 with 13:06 left in the game, William & Mary scored 12
On their next drive, the Tribe needed only four plays to reach
the end zone, D.J. McAulay hauling in a tipped pass for a 45-yard
touchdown. Pritchard's 34-yard field goal with 4:48 left made it
William & Mary took over at its own 30 with 1:26 remaining and
no timeouts, and Potts directed a 10-play, 53-yard drive before
Pritchard connected from the right hash mark.
The Tribe trailed 21-17 at halftime as Schaefer threw for three
After an 18-yard field goal by the Pritchard, Schaefer threw
touchdown passes to Rasheed McClaude and Yancey.
Popp found Nicholas for a 76-yard score -- William & Mary's
longest play of the season -- to cut the lead to 14-10 early in the
Towson went ahead 21-10 with 8:03 remaining in the half when
Schaefer, throwing on fourth down, found Arnold for a 31-yard
touchdown. But the Tribe retaliated with some trickery, with Brooks
throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas on a halfback option.