HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Quarterback Justin Nared was 11 of 18 for 206 yards and threw three touchdowns to lead Tuskegee over Alabama A&M 23-7 in an upset victory on Saturday.
Tuskegee scored 17 points in the first half and its defense shut down the Bulldog's offense, limiting them to a single touchdown in the third quarter. Nared connected on a 56-yard pass to Marquel Gardner at the start of the fourth quarter to seal the win in Tuskegee's season opener.
The Golden Tigers defense kept the Alabama A&M off-balance all night, recovering two fumbles and limiting them to a single score.
Tuskegee lost a 7-6 nail biter to Alabama A&M last year, giving them its only regular-season loss. Tuskegee hasn't beaten Alabama A&M since 2008 in a rivalry that dates back to 1932.
Alabama A&M's sole touchdown came on a 2-yard TD run by Barrington Scott.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
|Albany State (GA)||6-1||6-3|
|Fort Valley State||5-1||5-4|
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|