TuskegeeGolden TigersTUS
0-1, 0-1 Away
20
Final/OT
1234OTT
TUS7670020
ALST01037626
26
Alabama StateHornetsALST
1-0, 1-0 Home

Gray's run gives Alabama State 26-20 overtime victory

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Ezra Gray's 30-yard run in overtime lifted Alabama State to a 26-20 victory over Division-II Tuskegee on Saturday night in a season opener.

Christian Clark blocked Tuskegee's 43-yard field goal attempt in OT. Gray, after the Hornets were penalized 5 yards, scored on the next play.

The victory came in Donald Hill-Eley's first game as the team's official head coach. After the Hornets went 0-5 to start last season, Hill-Eley was named interim coach for the final six games in which Alabama State went 5-1.

Darryl Pearson Jr. passed for 164 yards and a 68-yard touchdown to Tyrek Allen. Pearson tied the game with 5:09 left in regulation with a 9-yard scramble. Hunter Hanson kicked a pair of field goals.

Hornets Darron Johnson and Dennis Roberts IV both had first-half interceptions, Johnson's setting up a field goal and Roberts' stopping a Tuskegee drive in the red zone.

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2018 SIAC Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Morehouse College2-03-0
Fort Valley State1-01-2
Albany State (GA)0-10-3
Clark Atlanta0-20-3
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Tuskegee2-02-1
Central State (OH)1-11-2
Kentucky State0-00-3
Lane College0-10-2
Miles College0-10-3

2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Alcorn State1-02-1
Alabama A&M0-01-2
Alabama State0-01-2
Jackson State0-01-1
Mississippi Valley State0-00-2
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Arkansas-Pine Bluff0-01-2
Prairie View0-01-3
Southern0-01-2
Grambling0-00-2
Texas Southern0-11-2