Sunday, October 30, 2016

Magic City Classic: Alabama A&M wins overtime thriller

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama A&M's De'Angelo Ballard threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Dorsey in overtime, and Nick Carden's extra point gave the Bulldogs a 42-41 victory in the Magic City Classic.

With the win, Alabama A&M has won two of the last three Magic City Classics.

The Bulldogs also had a chance to win in the final moments of regulation, but Carden's field goal was blocked by Alabama State.

Alabama State got the ball first in overtime, with Marquell Beckwith scoring on a 14-yard run. Then, kicker David Albert missed the extra point.

Dorsey scored a few plays later, and Carden's kick ended the game at Birmingham's Legion Field.

"I am so proud of my players, especially Nick Carden," Alabama A&M coach James Spady said. "He got a kick blocked, and it would have been easy to drop his head and lose confidence. So he came back and made the kick that won the football game, and I am so proud of him for not getting down."


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