ALBANY, Ga. – The Albany State University football team extended its winning streak to three on Saturday evening as the Golden Rams defeated the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee University 21-0 in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) cross division contest at the ASU Coliseum.
The loss dips the Golden Tigers to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the SIAC while the Golden Rams improve to 3-2 on the year and 2-0 in league action.
Tuskegee was held scoreless for the first time this season. The last time Tuskegee did not score in a game was on Sept. 23, 2017 at Findlay. The Golden Rams defense was strong the entire game, while its offense scored in three of the four quarters.
The Golden Rams struck first with 1:03 left to play in the opening quarter when Tracy Scott found the end zone on a four-yard run.
Ahmad Deramus threw his third interception of the first half which directly led to the second score of the game when Scott scampered on a six-yard touchdown run with 11:19 to play in the second quarter, increasing ASU's lead to 14-0.
The Golden Tigers had points removed from the scoreboard with 22 seconds left to play in the first half when Deramus connected with Steven Hodges, who hauled in a catch between two defenders. The play was negated by a holding call, leaving the score 14-0 at the half.
ASU broke things open late in the third quarter after Javon Wooten connected with Dionte Bonneau on a nine-yard touchdown pass to round out the scoring at 21-0.
Defensively, TU held the Golden Rams to only 28 yards, but they also allowed 234 yards rushing.
Albany State University will return to action Saturday, Oct. 12 as they host Lane College for Homecoming 2019. Kickoff is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
~ASU Sports Information