TOWSON, Md. -- Matt Castor scored on a 1-yard run with 1:06 left in the fourth quarter to lift Towson to a 31-24 victory against Columbia on Saturday.
Castor carried 37 times for a career-high 108 yards and Sean Schaefer was 20-for-31 with 193 passing yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers (2-3).
Shane Kelly passed for two touchdowns and ran for another for the Lions (0-2), but could not prevent the team's 10th consecutive loss. Kelly finished 19-for-32 with 281 passing yards.
Castor's 16-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-1 put Towson ahead 7-0 with 2:06 left in the opening quarter. But the Lions answered with a 59-yard touchdown pass from Kelly to Zach Kourouma to tie the game.
Mark Bencivengo's 32-yard field goal gave Towson a 10-7 lead with 6:21 remaining in the first half, and Marcus Lee caught an 11-yard scoring pass from Schaefer just before halftime.
After a 22-yard field goal by John Rocholl, Columbia knotted the game at 17-17 on Kelly's 15-yard strike to Mike Stephens midway through the third quarter.
Towson broke the tie when Wes White caught a 1-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter. But an interception by Columbia's Mike Murphy set up a game-tying, seven-play drive, capped by Kelly's 2-yard scoring run with 4:06 left in the game.