NCAA: West rushes for 272 yards, scores five TDs as Towson beats Richmond 48-32
10-26-2013 03:00 PM
RICHMOND, Va. -- Terrance West rushed for 272 yards and four touchdowns, and caught a TD pass, to lead No. 6 Towson to a 48-32 victory against Richmond on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup.
Towson (8-1, 4-1) had little trouble with Richmond (2-6, 0-4), building a nine-point halftime advantage then adding to that via a strong run game that amassed 341 yards.
West scored touchdowns in all four quarters, starting with a 6-yard reception from Peter Athens to open the scoring. Towson's leading rusher then scored on TD runs of 2, 1, 1 and 3 yards.
The Tigers also scored two defensive touchdowns. Christian Carpenter picked off Michael Strauss and returned it 34 yards for a second-quarter score and Telvion Clark sacked Strauss, forced a fumble, recovered it and went 32 yards in the fourth quarter.
Strauss finished 28 of 38 for 281 yards and two TDs to pace the Spiders.