Scores

Final

Alabama State 25

(7-4, 2-3 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

4:00 PM ET, November 22, 2012

1 2 3 4 T
TUS 10 6 8 327
ALST 6 3 3 1325

Top Performers

Passing: G. Jenkins (ALST) - 147 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: I. Crowell (ALST) - 18 CAR, 118 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. McWilliams (ALST) - 6 REC, 47 YDS

Tuskegee 27, Alabama St. 25

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Derrick Washington ran for 95 yards and a touchdown and threw a 57-yard pass on a halfback option to help Tuskegee beat Alabama State 27-25 on Thursday in the Turkey Day Classic, spoiling the Hornets' first game at New ASU Stadium.

Washington also had three catches for 32 yards for the Southern Intercollegiate champion Tigers (10-1). Justin Nared was 9 of 16 for 161 yards and two touchdowns, a 40-yard strike to Marquel Gardner in the second quarter and a 16-yarder to Kaleep Williams in the third. Gardner had four catches for 149 yards.

Alabama State (7-4) had a chance to tie with 2:04 to play, but Greg Jenkins' two-point conversion pass failed.

The Hornets cut it to 24-19 early in the fourth quarter on Jenkins' 5-yard pass to Jarrett Neely, Tuskegee made it 27-19 on Eduardo Murillo's 20-yard field with 5:22 to go, and Alabama State completed the scoring on Isaiah Crowell's 1-yard run before the deciding two-point try failed.

Jenkins was 20 of 26 for 147 yards and an interception and also ran for 106 yards on 15 carries. Crowell led the Hornets in rushing with 118 yards on 18 carries.

Tuskegee has won 10 straight after opening with a loss to Alabama A&M. The Division II Tigers were coming off a 55-24 victory over Fort Valley State last week in the SIAC Championship game in Atlanta. They will play Elizabeth City State in the Pioneer Bowl on Dec. 1 in Columbus, Ga.

Tuskegee leads the Turkey Day Classic series 49-32-3 and is 61-34-4 overall against Alabama State.

A crowd of 29,500 attended the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TUS
ALST
1st Downs1520
Total Yards402375
Passing218147
Rushing184228
Penalties7-556-35
3rd Down Conversions8-155-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers02
Possession34:4225:18

Passing Leaders

TuskegeeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nared9/1616110.120
Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins20/261475.711

Rushing Leaders

TuskegeeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Washington22954.3114
Thornton57114.2061
Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crowell181186.6238
Jenkins151067.1024

Receiving Leaders

TuskegeeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gardner414937.3157
Washington33210.7014
Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McWilliams6477.8021
Bell23517.5019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTUSALST
FG06:34Eduardo Murillo 38 Yd 30
TD03:21Isaiah Crowell 3 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 36
TD00:32Derrick Washington 6 Yd Run (Eduardo Murillo Kick) 106
SECOND QUARTERTUSALST
FG04:51Bobby Wenzig 23 Yd 109
TD00:31Marquel Gardner 40 Yd Pass From Justin Nared (Pat Blocked) 169
THIRD QUARTERTUSALST
FG08:30Bobby Wenzig 35 Yd 1612
TD02:35Kaleep Williams 16 Yd Pass From Justin Nared (William Buford Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2412
FOURTH QUARTERTUSALST
TD14:23Jarrett Neely 5 Yd Pass From Greg Jenkins (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 2419
FG05:22Eduardo Murillo 20 Yd 2719
TD02:04Isaiah Crowell 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2725