By Brianna Williams:
Albany State beats the last undefeated HBCU football team in the nation!
The Morehouse Maroon Tigers appeared super human throughout their first six games. However, the Tigers came crashing back down to Earth on Sunday afternoon at B.T. Harvey Stadium following a 41-19 loss to the Albany State Golden Rams.
The first quarter appeared to indicate a close, competitive game as the Rams nursed a 3-0 lead.
ASU pushed the pedal to the metal in the second quarter and never pumped the brakes for the rest of the game. Quarterback Kelias Williams scored the first touchdown of the game on a 20-yard run. Morehouse finally got on the board with 3:45 left in the first half due to a 23 yard pass from Michael Sims to Amyr Smith. Albany State responded with a 38-yard touchdown catch by Mike Green to improve the Golden Rams’ lead to 17-7 going into halftime.
After scoring two touchdowns in the second quarter, the Golden Rams continued to dominate the Tiger defense by scoring three touchdowns in the third. Morehouse managed to score a touchdown in between Albany State’s second and third touchdowns. The Golden Rams had a 25 point advantage over the Maroon Tigers going into the third quarter.
ASU’s final score of the game came on a 43-yard field goal from kicker Gabrie Balinas. The Maroon Tigers scored one last time on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Sims to Tremell Gooden.
From total yards, to time of possession, and every statistic in between, Albany State completely dominated this football game. The Rams held the Tigers’ star running back Santo Dunn to only 24 yards on eight carries and quarterback Michael Sims to 184 passing yards on 16 of 33 attempts.
Following this game, the Albany State Golden Rams improved to 4-3 overall and remain undefeated in the SIAC at 3-0. On the other hand, the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers drop to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the SIAC, which puts them in third place in the conference. Morehouse has a chance to move up to second place in the SIAC next week when they take on the Benedict Tigers at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.
If it’s any consolation for Morehouse fans, the Tigers are still undefeated in games played on Saturdays.
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