Under various names, the university now known as Towson University has existed since 1866, but the school did not begin playing football until 1968. Much like Indiana State and Ball State, Towson began as a teachers' college and evolved into a full-fledged university. Intriguingly, College Football Data Warehouse lists the Tigers' 1968 coach as "unknown." That's 1968, not 1868. Couldn't they just call someone who was on the team in 1968 and ask who the coach was? I understand that the early details of some college football programs can be lost to history, but this is a bit much.
The Tigers' current coach is Rob Ambrose, who went 2-9 in his first season. The Tigers' last winning season was in 2006, when they finished 7-4, but Towson has been .500 or better in 28 of its 42 football seasons. Towson never has reached the postseason since its move to Division I, but did qualify for the Division II playoffs in 1983, 1984, and 1986. In 1976, while in Division III, the Tigers reached the championship game, where they lost to St. John's (MN).
In short, this is the sort of warmup game against a team that is below average even by the standards of its own subdivision. Hopefully, unlike in last year's EKU game, the Hoosiers won't allow the opponent to keep it close.