North Alabama Eliminated from NCAA DII Playoffs

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FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) - Dennis Norfleet scored on a two-yard run with just 19 seconds left in the game to lift Tuskegee to a 35-31 win over North Alabama in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs at Braly Municipal Stadium.

With the win the 10-2 Golden Tigers advance to play West Georgia in the quarterfinals of the Division II Playoffs. North Alabama ends its season at 9-3.

UNA trailed 28-17 in the fourth quarter before rallying to tie the game with 8:15 to play. The Lions then took a 31-28 lead with 3:54 remaining. Tuskegee faced a third-and-ten at the UNA 35-yard line when quarterback Kevin Lacey completed a 33-yard pass to Desmond Reece to the two. Norfleet then scored on the following play.

North Alabama's offense struggled throughout the day, picking up just 43 rushing yards on 35 attempts. Quarterback Luke Wingo was 20-of-35 for 245 yards, threw one interception and was sacked five times.

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