William & Mary 29

(3-6, 1-5 CAA)

Towson 28

(6-3, 3-3 CAA)

1:00 PM ET, November 4, 2006

Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD

1 2 3 4 T
W&M 3 14 0 1229
TOWS 14 7 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: S. Schaefer (TOWS) - 367 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: E. Brooks (W&M) - 22 CAR, 165 YDS

Receiving: D. Arnold (TOWS) - 11 REC, 119 YDS, 1 TD

William & Mary 29, Towson 28

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 unanswered points.

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 28-26.

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 first-half touchdowns.

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 second quarter.

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.