By ADD SEYMOUR JR.
The lead had changed hands four times over the last eight minutes of the fourth quarter until Tuskegee's final drive. With 2:40 remaining, Quarterback Justin Nared completed four passes for 57 yards during a drive where the Golden Tigers drove 64 yards in one minute and 42 seconds, culminated by Thornton's TD run.
"We work on the two-minute drill all the time," Tuskegee head coach Willie
Slater told the Montgomery Advertiser. "It was no big deal, because we've done it before."
Tuskegee (9-2, 8-0 SIAC) now looks towards the NCAA Division II playoffs while Albany State (7-3, 7-1) holds on to a slim chance of also making the playoff field. The playoff brackets will be announced on Sunday afternoon.