Scores

Final

Alabama State 0

(4-7, 3-5 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

4:00 PM ET, November 26, 2009

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

1 2 3 4 T
TUS 7 14 0 021
ALST 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: J. Harris (UNKWN) - 117 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Forney (UNKWN) - 21 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Mitchell (UNKWN) - 6 REC, 68 YDS

Tuskegee 21, Alabama St. 0

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Tony Forney ran for 103 yards and a touchdown and Tuskegee set a school record by holding Alabama State to minus-57 yards rushing in a 21-0 victory Thursday in the Turkey Day Classic.

Darian Barnes had three of Tuskegee's nine sacks and the Golden Tigers (9-2) limited the Hornets (4-7) to 51 yards of total offense. Tuskegee broke the rushing defense record of minus-24 yards set in 1998 against Benedict.

Last year, Alabama State beat Tuskegee 17-13 after a last-minute pass into the end zone was ruled incomplete. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference later said its crew did a "distressingly poor job" and fired the back judge who ruled the pass incomplete. The loss snapped Tuskegee's 27-game winning streak and cost the Golden Tigers a black college national championship.

"I can't blame anybody but myself because I didn't have them ready to play last year," Tuskegee coach Willie Slater said. "This year, they were ready to play."

Forney opened the scoring with a 14-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and the Tigers scored twice in a 30-second span of the second quarter.

"This is my last game against Alabama State and we had to go out with a bang," Forney said. "We can win every game and lose to Alabama State, and it's a losing season."

After Nykeem Barton's 3-yard touchdown run made it 14-0, Alabama State fumbled the kickoff. Tuskegee recovered and stretched the lead on Joshua Harris' 17-yard scoring pass to D'Mario Franklin. Harris was 9 for 25 for 117 yards and an interception.

Alabama State's Chris Mitchell was 13 of 22 for 93 yards and two interceptions.

"Our offense sputtered all day," Alabama State coach Reggie Barlow said. "They beat us to the punch the entire game. We left the defense on the field all day because we did absolutely nothing offensively."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TUS
ALST
1st Downs177
Total Yards32151
Passing117108
Rushing204-57
Penalties7-8214-126
3rd Down Conversions3-144-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers13
Possession32:0127:59

Passing Leaders

TuskegeeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harris9/251174.711
Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell13/22934.202

Rushing Leaders

TuskegeeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forney211034.9116
Pascley6579.5041
Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews122.002
Traylor3-3-1.000

Receiving Leaders

TuskegeeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell66811.3015
Wilder12727.0027
Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dominquez5306.0010
McWilliams3279.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTUSALST
TD03:49Tony Forney 14 Yd Run (Eduardo Murillo Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTUSALST
TD01:30Nykeem Barton 3 Yd Run (Eduardo Murillo Kick) 140
TD01:08D'Mario Franklin 17 Yd Pass From Joshua Harris (Eduardo Murillo Kick) 210