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Towson RB West carries team deep into FCS playoffs

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 3:24pm  ET

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, Towson running back Terrance West (28) gets past New Hampshire safety Nick Cefalo (16) for a first down during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game at Cowell Stadium in Durham, N.H. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and fellow Walter Payton Award finalist Terrance West have been selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Josh Gibney, File)

TOWSON, Md. -- Terrance West started his Towson football career as a walk-on who regularly left home at 3 a.m. to catch two buses in order to make pre-dawn practices on time.

He's come a long way since then.

West set an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff record with 354 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns last Friday as Towson beat Eastern Illinois 49-39 in the national quarterfinals. The junior running back leads all of college football with 2,295 yards rushing and 39 touchdowns, numbers he hopes to increase Saturday in the semifinals against host Eastern Washington.

West has scored 83 touchdowns for Towson, which brings a 12-2 record into Saturday's game. His 39 TDs tied the FCS record set by Omar Cuff at Delaware in 2007.

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