Tuskegee Golden Tigers Wins First NCAA Playoff Game

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image_handlerFor two consecutive years, the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers have been on the step of making history by winning their first round playoff game, only to fall short by a couple of plays in both games.

After months of preparation through the spring and summer, the Golden Tigers made their dream a reality as they defeated third-seeded Catawba College 26-16 on the road Saturday afternoon.

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The win marked the first-ever playoff victory for Tuskegee and propelled the Golden Tigers into the Round of 16 to face a familiar foe in the University of North Alabama next weekend.

“We are excited,” Tuskegee head coach Willie Slater said. “We have been telling them all year this is a great opportunity because we are considered to be one of the top 28 teams in the country. They listened to us, and we are excited to make it past the first round.’

The game time will be announced next week for the game in Florence. READ FULL