Thursday, November 17, 2016

14-Ranked Tuskegee Ready For Division II Playoffs

TUSKEGEE, Alabama -- Tuskegee has put together one of the top Division II football programs in the country. The Golden Tigers will have a chance to compete on the big stage as the postseason unfolds this weekend.

Tuskegee (8-2) will face Newberry (10-1) in the NCAA Division II playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. The Golden Tigers currently ranked 14th nationally are seated seventh and will battle the second seeded Newberry on the road.

Tuskegee is coming off a 45-35 loss to Virginia State last Saturday. The Golden Tigers will have to regroup as they prepare to make a strong run in the playoffs. Tuskegee will be led by quarterback Kevin Lacey who chosen as the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Lacey completed 113-of-208 passes for 1,768 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions.

The Golden Tigers’ linebacker Osband Thompson was named the SIAC Defensive Player of the Year. Thompson has 112 total and 57 solo tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception. Lacey and Thompson will be key player for Tuskegee in the first round playoff matchup.

Miles College (5-4) won’t return to action until Thanksgiving Day against Alabama State in the Turkey Day Classic. The kickoff will be at 3 p.m. for this game in Montgomery, Al.


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