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Tuskegee hands Rams their first loss

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   Tuskegee running back Tony Forney scores a touchdown with 25 seconds left and the Tigers beat 8th ranked Albany State 21-19 Saturday afternoon.

The loss is the first for the Golden Rams and fourth straight to the Tigers.

The game got off to a good start for Albany State.

The Golden Rams marched 77 yards in eight plays and scored the first touchdown on a 19 yard touchdown pass from A.J. McKenna to Ronnie Childs.

The Tigers came right back with John Pascley scoring on a two-yard run and the 7-7 score remained for the rest of the half.

The Golden Rams took a 13-7 lead on two Juan Bongorra field goals.

The Tigers offense found the endzone with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter on a 18 yard touchdown pass from Joshua Harris to Antoine Mitchell and Tuskegee led 14-13.

The Golden Rams answered with a 74 yard drive capped off by Demetrice Johnson's two-yard touchdown run.

The two-point try failed and the Golden Rams led 19-14.

The Albany State defense stopped Tuskegee on downs at the Tigers 43 yard line with 2:36 left in the game.

The Golden Rams could not get a first down and punted the Tigers to their ten-yard line with 1:53 left.

That is when the Tigers went on their game winning drive.

The loss drops the Rams and Tigers into a first place tie in the SIAC standings.

Albany State will also fall out of the number two spot in the NCAA DII Super Regional 2 poll but should be remain high enough to still be in playoff contention at 7-1.

Albany State will look to get back on the winning track at home next Saturday against Morehouse.

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