TUSCALOOSA CO., AL (WSFA) - Tuskegee University demolished Stillman College on Saturday 61-19 in Tuscaloosa to improve to 5-2.
Tuskegee's high powered offense, led by quarterback Kevin Lacey and running backs Tyree Brooks and Hoderick Lowe, was the story of the game. Tuskegee's 488 yards doubled Stillman's 242 yards.
The game started on a fumble kickoff return by Stillman. On the ensuing drive Tuskegee drove down the field for a touchdown. They would go on to score three more times in the first quarter for a 28-6 lead going into the second quarter.
Tuskegee turned the ball over on a fumble on their opening drive of the second quarter. Stillman then scored a touchdown on the resulting drive to make the score 28-13. Tuskegee responded with a touchdown for a 35-13 score.
On Stillman's next drive, Tuskegee's Marquieste Mason intercepted a pass from quarterback Josh Straughan and returned it 72 yards for a touchdown in the waning moments of the second half. The scoring going into halftime was 42-13.
Coming out of halftime, Stillman scored another touchdown to make the score 42-19. They would not score again.
Tuskegee followed up the touchdown with a field goal to make the score going into the fourth quarter 45-19. They continued to extend their lead and won with a final score of 61-19.
Tuskegee's 488 offensive yards were well balanced between the run and the pass. Quarterback Kevin Lacey finished the game with 188 yards, completing nine of his fifteen passes and two touchdowns. He added 43 yards rushing.
Running backs Tyree Brooks and Hoderick Lowe both carried the ball eleven times, gaining 81 with one touchdown and 64 yards with three touchdowns respectively.
Tuskegee's defense held Stillman to only 110 yards rushing and 132 passing. Stillman was 5-12 on third down and punted six times. Tuskegee also forced one fumble and two interceptions, including Mason's 72 yard touchdown.
Tuskegee improves to 5-2 on the season and 4-0 in conference play, standing alone at the top of the SIAC's West division. They play Kentucky State University (2-5) next Saturday in Tuskegee.
Stillman suffered their first in conference loss to Tuskegee bringing their overall record to 4-3. They are currently tied for second place in the SIAC West. They play Central State University next week in Wilberforce, Ohio.