For the Golden Rams of Albany State University, the defense lead the way to their first victory over Tuskegee University in seven years. The Rams' defense held the Golden Tigers' offense to two first downs (you read that correctly, 2 first downs) on the day. The Tuskegee offense only managed 27 plays, had possession of the football for just 16:04 and only tallied a paltry 119 yards of total offense.
Conversely, Albany State racked up 462 yards of offense, ran 68 offensive plays and held the football for 43:56.
Tuskeegee's Hoderick Lowe's 71-yard TD run accounted for not only the Golden Tigers's lone score of the day, but also one of their two first downs on the day. It also marked the last time the Tuskeegee offense would cross midfield. The TU offense would also go three-and-out on six of their next seven offensive drives.
Albany State QB Chancellor Johnson's 26-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Bush finished off a 12-play, 87-yard drive that tied the game at 7. ASU took the lead with 1:39 to in the first half when Johnson threw his second pass of the day, this time a 21-yard connection with Quadrey Johnson. The extra point was no good and it left Albany State with a 13-7 lead headed in halftime. The Rams would close out the scoring with 0:18 to go in the third quarter from Johnson to Mike Green.
Albany State returns home to take on North Greenville University next week. The Golden Tigers will host the Clark Atlanta Panthers next week.