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Wildcats run out of gas on road

April 12, 2007

Birmingham, Al.- The short week caught up with the South Georgia Wildcats in Thursday's 57-54 loss to the Alabama Steeldogs.

The Steeldogs, who were playing on ten days rest, rallied from a ten point deficit in the fourth quarter to earn their first win of the season.

South Georgia was having to play just five days after their 77-53 win over Louisville.

The Wildcats (2-1) certainly did their part to help.

Two fumbled kickoffs by the Wildcats led to two Steeldog touchdowns.

The second fumble game Alabama a 50-47 lead.

D. Bryant threw for seven touchdowns and ran for another.

The quarterback also spread the wealth with receivers James Robinson, Chavis
McCollister and Tavaris Capers each caught two touchdowns and Scott Cloman had a touchdown reception.

Bryant's final touchdown pass of the night put South Georgia back in front 54-50.

But there was still plenty of time for the Steeldogs to score the game winning touchdown.

In fact, the Wildcats, who were out of time outs, allowed the Steeldogs to score with over 38 seconds to play so that South Georgia would get the football back.

The Wildcats bid for a game winning drive ended with Chavis McCollister tackled at the Alabama two-yard line on the final play of the game.

South Georgia will get plenty of time to rest before their next game at home on April 21st against the Tennessee Valley Vipers.

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