With their backs against the wall and the clock winding down, the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers punched their ticket to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in school history, with a thrilling 35-31 victory over second-seeded North Alabama at Braly Municipal Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Following a North Alabama field goal that put the Lions ahead 31-28, Tuskegee took over with 3:54 to play in the game. Following three plays that resulted in a fourth down, Tuskegee (10-2) called a timeout and pitched the ball toDennis Norfleet who picked up six yards and a first down.
The Golden Tigers faced another big play later in the drive on another third down. That is when Kevin Lacey dropped back and dropped a pass into the waiting arms of Desmond Reece, who found his way down to the North Alabama two-yard line with just 25 seconds remaining.
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