Scores

Final

Northeastern 35

(2-3, 1-0 null)

Towson 17

(2-4, 0-2 CAA)

12:08 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, MD

1 2 3 4 T
NE 7 7 14 735
TOWS 7 10 0 017

Top Performers

Passing: A. Orio (NE) - 238 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Broomfield (NE) - 26 CAR, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Plum (NE) - 5 REC, 109 YDS, 2 TD

Northeastern 35, Towson 17

Associated Press

TOWSON, Md. -- Anthony Orio threw two touchdown passes to Chris Plum, Alex Broomfield rushed for 102 yards and Northeastern scored 28 unanswered points in a 35-17 victory over Towson on Saturday.

Plum caught five passes for a career-high 109 yards for the Huskies (2-3, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association). Northeastern has won two straight and claimed its first road triumph in four tries this season.

Sean Schaefer was 31-for-46 for 358 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Tigers (2-4, 0-2), who have lost three of four.

The Huskies used two third-quarter touchdown passes -- one on a trick play -- to erase a 17-13 halftime deficit.

Orio, who was 17-for-20 for 238 yards, connected on a 30-yarder to an uncovered Plum with 8:09 remaining in the third period.

After Nate Thellen's interception ended Towson's next drive, Northeastern needed only three plays before backup quarterback John Sperrazza, who lined up as a wide receiver, took Orie's lateral pass and threw a 37-yard TD to Rob Theoudele.

Broomfield scored on a 9-yard run up the middle early in the fourth quarter, putting the Huskies ahead 35-17.

John Griffin scored on an end around on the game's opening possession for a 7-0 Northeastern lead, but the Tigers responded with a 12-yard touchdown run by Schaefer on the next drive.

After 41-yard field goal by Towson's Mark Bencivengo early in the second quarter, Matt Castor scored on a 2-yard plunge for a 17-7 lead 6:39 before halftime.

With 1:55 left in the first half, the Huskies got within 17-14 on a 24-yard scoring strike from Orio to Plum.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
TOWS
1st Downs2023
Total Yards415425
Passing275358
Rushing14067
Penalties6-486-39
3rd Down Conversions5-96-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-4
Turnovers02
Possession31:3228:28

Passing Leaders

NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Orio17/2023811.920
TowsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schaefer31/463587.801

Rushing Leaders

NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Broomfield261023.9110
Griffin8668.3117
TowsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Castor17633.7113
Breaux155.005

Receiving Leaders

NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Plum510921.8230
Abelli34615.3030
TowsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore811214.0025
Newsom48120.3032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNETOWS
TD11:38John Griffin 9 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 70
TD05:43Sean Schaefer 12 Yd Run (Mark Bencivengo Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERNETOWS
FG12:51Mark Bencivengo 41 Yd 710
TD06:39Matt Castor 2 Yd Run (Mark Bencivengo Kick) 717
TD01:55Chris Plum 24 Yd Pass From Anthony Orio (Mat Johnson Kick) 1417
THIRD QUARTERNETOWS
TD08:09Chris Plum 30 Yd Pass From Anthony Orio (Mat Johnson Kick) 2117
TD05:47Robert Theoudele 37 Yd Pass From John Sperrazza (Mat Johnson Kick) 2817
FOURTH QUARTERNETOWS
TD13:12Alex Broomfield 5 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 3517