Tuskegee outlasts Clark Atlanta 45-43 in 2OT
ATLANTA, Ga. (WSFA) - The Tuskegee Golden Tigers defeated the Clark Atlanta Panthers in double overtime Saturday evening.
After seven plays and 63 yards, Tuskegee quarterback Malik Davis was first to score with a 10-yard touchdown run - with 10:34 left in the first quarter.
Clark Atlanta later got on the scoreboard with as kicker Claudio Quintman scored a 29-yard field goal following four plays and three yards - with 4:52 left in the first quarter.
Tuskegee closed out the first quarter with a 29-yard field goal of their own, giving them seven-point lead over Clark Atlanta.
The Panthers tried to catch up with the Golden Tigers early in the second quarter as they scored a eight-yard TD pass. But just 25 seconds until halftime, the Golden Tigers scored a 25-yard field goal to expand their lead over the Panthers to 13-9.
Clark Atlanta returned in the third quarter with back-to-back touchdowns, eventually getting a 10-point lead over Tuskegee. The Golden Tigers later scored a touchdown and trail the Panthers by three points at the close of the third quarter.
With 10:48 left in the fourth quarter of the game, Clark Atlanta scored another TD, which led to yet another 10-point lead over Tuskegee. The Golden Tigers later closed the gap with a six-yard touchdown run.
With just eight seconds left in the fourth quarter, Tuskegee tied the game 30-30 with a field goal and the game headed into overtime.
The Golden Tigers were first to score a TD in OT. The Panthers soon followed with a TD, forcing the game into double overtime.
The Panthers then scored another TD, which was followed by a Golden Tigers TD and a two-point conversion to secure the game.
Tuskegee defeated Clark Atlanta 45-43.
The Golden Tigers will travel to Birmingham next Saturday to play in the 86th annual Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic at 7 p.m. CT.
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