Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tuskegee 35, Newberry 33: Golden Tigers pull off road upset in D-II playoffs

NEWBERRY, South Carolina — In the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs, Tuskegee jumped out to an 11-point second-quarter lead on the road and held on to defeat No. 14 Newberry 35-33 on Saturday.

The Golden Tigers (9-2) scored 21 second-quarter points to take control. Jamarcus Ezell threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Javarrius Cheatham, Kevin Lacey threw an 18-yard TD pass to Cheatham and Jerome Lewis scored on a 1-yard run to give Tuskegee a 21-10 halftime lead.

After Newberry (10-2) cut the lead to 21-20 in the third quarter, Kenny Gant scored on a 49-yard touchdown run.

In the fourth quarter, after Newberry cut the lead to 35-33, Lacey threw a 7-yard pass to Cheatham, and the lead was extended to 35-26.

Braxton Ivery threw a 25-yard pass to Markell Castle to cut Tuskegee’s lead to 35-33 with 3:57 left.


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