Scores

Final

Alabama A&M 7

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Tuskegee 6

8:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Legion Field, BIRMINGHAM, AL

1 2 3 4 T
AAMU 0 0 7 07
TUS 3 0 0 36

Top Performers

Passing: D. Mason (AAMU) - 171 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Johnson (AAMU) - 13 CAR, 54 YDS

Receiving: M. Smith (AAMU) - 7 REC, 62 YDS, 1 TD

Alabama A&,M 7, Tuskegee 6

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama A&M blocked its second field goal as time expired to hold onto a 7-6 victory over Tuskegee in each team's season opener Saturday night.

The Golden Tigers drove the ball 39 yards in the final 51 seconds and had a chance to win the game on Eduardo Murillo's 52-yard field goal try. Bulldog Vernon Marshall blocked the kick as the horn sounded, ensuring an Alabama A&M win.

Murillo connected on his first attempt from 20 yards late in the first quarter, putting Tuskegee up 3-0. The lead lasted until Daunte Mason capped a 10-play, 94-yard drive with a 5-yard pass to Montauriu Smith in the third quarter. Mason finished 19 of 28 for 171 yards, and also ran for 55 yards on eight attempts.

The Marshall block was the second by the Bulldogs in the fourth, as Theron Rice blocked Murillo's 44-yard try with 6:29 to go.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AAMU
TUS
1st Downs1716
Total Yards320258
Passing171130
Rushing149128
Penalties9-1295-35
3rd Down Conversions7-133-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers10
Possession32:1627:44

Passing Leaders

Alabama A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mason19/281716.110
TuskegeeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Burkette7/231305.700

Rushing Leaders

Alabama A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson13544.2020
Lacey12473.9012
TuskegeeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Washington16684.3013
Burkette8435.4013

Receiving Leaders

Alabama A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith7628.9115
Goldsby23115.5031
TuskegeeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams25829.0042
Hughes13737.0037

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAAMUTUS
FG01:17Eduardo Murillo 20 Yd 03
THIRD QUARTERAAMUTUS
TD02:24Montaurius Smith 5 Yd Pass From Deaunte Mason (Chance Wilson Kick) 73
FOURTH QUARTERAAMUTUS
FG14:44Eduardo Murillo 35 Yd 76