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ATLANTA | The 17th-ranked Tuskegee University Golden Tigers piled up over 400 yards of total offense, running away from Clark Atlanta University 36-13 in the season opener at Panther Stadium Saturday night.Tuskegee logo trans
The Golden Tigers scored quickly, using an interception from Darnell Hill to drive 92 yards in 11 plays and using 7:23 of the clock in the opening quarter. The drive culminated with a one-yard sneak from quarterback Kevin Lacey.
Tuskegee pushed the lead to 8-0 when Clark Atlanta’s Ty Woods mishandled a snap in the end zone and was tackled by Osband Thompson for a safety. The lead went to two touchdowns with 4:22 remaining on the clock in the opening quarter when Lacey hit a streaking Leo Gilbert for a 38-yard touchdown pass and a 15-0 lead.
After a Clark Atlanta score, Tuskegee answered right back with an interception by Quavon Taylor who returned it 37 yards for the touchdown. Clark Atlanta was able to trim the lead at the half to 22-13.

The Golden Tigers put the game away in the second half with touchdowns from Josh Matthews (one-yard run) and Javarrius Cheatham on a 30-yard pass from Jamarcus Ezell.
Lacey led the Golden Tigers through the air with 179 yards on 8-of-8 passing, while Ezell finished with 93 yards through the air. Jayjerein Craig led the team with 61 yards rushing, while Kenny Gant added 53 in the win.
Defensively, the Golden Tigers picked off four passes and held Clark Atlanta (0-1) to 287 yards of offense. Osband Thompson led Tuskegee with 15 tackles, including eight solo, while Taylor finished with six in the win.
Tuskegee returns to action next weekend in the Whitewater Classic in Phenix City against Albany State.


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