Thorobreds Run Past Golden Tigers In High-Scoring Home Finale

TU vs. KSU Final Graphic

42

Kentucky State KY ST 5-4 , 3-2

35

Tuskegee TUSKEGEE 3-5 , 2-3

Score By Quarters
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
KY ST Kentucky State 7 17 7 11 42
TUSKEGEE Tuskegee 7 14 0 14 35

Game Recap: Football |

TUSKEGEE, Ala. – The Tuskegee University football program got a career outing out of freshman Jamaal Pritchett (8 Catches, 134 receiving yards, 1 touchdown) but could not contain a two-pronged Kentucky State rushing attack as the visitors from Frankfort went for 371 yards during a 42-35 triumph.

The Basics
 

  • Final Score: Kentucky State 42, Tuskegee 35

 

  • Records: Tuskegee (3-6, 2-3 SIAC) | Kentucky State (5-4, 3-2 SIAC)

 

  • Location: Tuskegee, Alabama – Cleve L. Abbott Memorial Alumni Stadium

 

  • Series History: Tuskegee Leads 20-11

 

  • Winning Streak: Kentucky State (W1) | Tuskegee’s Last Win: September 14, 2019 (13-7)

How It Happened

1st Quarter

  • The Golden Tigers opened on defense  which quickly saw itself down seven up against the Thorobreds (7-0, Kentucky State)
  • The Golden Tigers capitalized on their first possession. Ivonte Patterson found his way into the  end zone (7-7, Tied).

2nd Quarter

  • Tuskegee found the end zone twice in both the pass and run with a 3-yd run by Ivonte Patterson and an 18 yard dime to Jamaal Pritchett by Louis Williams.
  • Kentucky State outscored the Golden Tigers 17-14, and topped off with a 11 play drive which lasted 1:37 and ended with a field goal (24-21, Kentucky State).

3rd Quarter

  • The Golden Tigers were held scoreless in the third Quarter with the only score coming from a three-yard run from Brett Sylve.

4th Quarter

  • The Golden Tigers managed to come within three points after Tuskegee marched down the field on a 5:39 drive which spanned 10 plays and 70 yards, capped off by a two-yd run by Louis Williams (31-28, Kentucky State)
  • A ten-point surge was enough to put the game out of reach as Tuskegee falls to 3-6 overall, 2-3 in conference play. 

Tuskegee Top Performers

  • Antonio Kennon Jr. forced his first career fumble and was one of just two Golden Tigers with a tackle for loss.
  • Carl Matthews was there other TU player with a tackle for loss, also popping the ball free to go along with five takedowns.
  • Steven Hodges tied his season-high with five receptions, turning in into 72 yards.
  • Ivonte Patterson was bottled up yardage-wise (50) but was still able to punch it into the end zone twice.
  • Louis Williams had easily his best passing game of his brief career, slicing up the Thorobreds for career-highs in QBR (176.03), passing yards (342) and completion percentage (71.9%) to go with his third multi-touchdown outing of the season.
  • Jamaal Pritchett was on the receiving end of a season-best eight of those passes, constantly finding holes in the defense for a personal-best 134 yards and a score.
  • Darren Peterson doubled his previous season-high with four tackles.
  • Kameron Tate exploded for a monster game,  taking down a game and career-high 11 ball carriers.
  • Jarvis McKee and Christian Ramsey appeared in their first collegiate action, hauling in a pass for nine yards and logging a tackle, respectively.
  • Jamal Couch registered his first two career catches, churning out 31 yards plus a touchdown.

Notes

  • The football team still sits only one win away from its 700th victory in program history, which does not include four forfeit wins. 
  • The Golden Tigers threw for more than 300 yards (342) for the first time in three years.
  • Louis Willians was the first passer since Ahmad DeRasmus to toss over 300 passing yards in a game.
  • Jamaal Pritchett is the only TU receiver to eclipse 100 yards in a game this season, doing it for the second time on the year.

Tuskegee has been officially eliminated from the SIAC Championship race but can still play the role of spoiler next week when it travels to Miles for a 1 p.m. kickoff next Saturday.

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