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Miracle win for the Rams

October 2, 2004

Tuskegee, Al.- Albany State staged not one but two unbelievable comebacks in the final five minutes to beat Tuskegee 33-29.

Trailing 24-7 with just over five minutes to play, Albany State scored three touchdowns in three minutes to take a 27-24 lead.

However, Adrian Arango's extra point after the third touchdown was blocked and Dimitri Patterson returned it for two points for the Tigers to pull Tuskegee within a point.

Tuskegee then took the kickoff and drove 71 yards where Travis Gumbs kicked what looked like was a game winning 27-yard field goal that left just :08 seconds on the clock.

Albany State returned the kick to their 48 yard line where there was still two seconds left and time for one more play.

And on that final play, senior quarterback Uyl Joyner threw the football into the endzone where the ball was deflected into th ehands of Rams receiver Michael Pleas for a 52 yard touchdown.

The extra point was not attempted as Albany State is now 5-0 and 4-0 in the SIAC.

The Rams are now in first place by themselves in the SIAC after their win over Tuskegee and Fort Valley lost 21-3 at Miles College.

Albany State steps out of conference to play Savannah State in the Music City Classic next Saturday in Macon.

posted at 12:10am by roberth@walb.com








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