Sunday, September 25, 2016
TUSKEGEE, Alabama — All the pregame chatter revolved around the top-20 matchup of Tuskegee’s rush defense and Lane College’s potent rushing attack, but Golden Tigers quarterback Kevin Lacey quickly changed the subject.
The senior orchestrated a game-opening touchdown drive and muted the talk with three total scores as the Golden Tigers, ranked 12th in the AFCA Division II poll, pulled away from the Dragons 38-7 Saturday afternoon in both teams’ Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener at Cleve L. Abbott Alumni Memorial Stadium.
“We knew we had to start fast,” Lacey said. “Lane, they were 3-0 for a reason. They’ve played three good teams. We knew we had to get at them fast. We went out and scored in the first six plays, and that’s how you get at them.
“For us, we just practice on being perfect, so when it comes to game time, we just make sure we’re perfect in the game. Sometimes it’s just carryover for us. We work hard, harder than we have been in recent years and it’s showing on the game field.”