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Tuskegee vs. UNC Pembroke: Battle of the Defenses

By Kenneth Lee
On October 7, 2016

Photo provided by: Carlo Catalan

The Golden Tigers, ranked 14th in the polls, are early in the season and currently undefeated with a 4-0 record. The team is coming off of a huge divisional victory, this past weekend against Lane College winning 38-7. 

The  Golden Tigers picked up their fourth win of the season in the blowout against Lane College. This game was one of the more critical games of the year for Tuskegee. Playing in their first divisional game of the season meant that our Golden Tiers had to excecute in order to inch closer towards the conference title game.

For Saturday’s game the Golden Tigers are facing a familiar UNC Pembroke team whom the Golden Tigers lost to in poor weather conditions last season. This time around both teams are undefeated and the Golden Tigers are defending their home field. 

Heading into Saturday’s clash two of the best defensive teams in the division will be matched up, with Tuskegee being ranked 7th and UNC Pembroke at 18th in the nation. With that being said, this will be a game of who can score first and a batte of the stronger defensive front. 

Two players to watch for on Saturday are receivers Desmond Reece (Tuskegee) and BJ Bunn (UNC Pembroke). The two talents are currently leading their respective teams in receiving and may be the “X-Factor” for this weekend. 

If the Golden Tigers prevail at home again this will be a crucial win that may be the difference if the Golden Tigers make the playoffs. A win on Saturday may be the deal breaker in earning the school’s second playoff game at home. Come out on Saturday for a 1 o-clock kickoff at Cleve Abbot Memorial Stadium and support the Golden Tigers! The game may also be viewed on the Tuskegee Digital Network if you are at home. 

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