On Friday, the undefeated Albany Panthers returned from their bye week to face the winless Knoxville Nighthawks-- a match up that appeared one-sided in the Panthers favor.
However, as the Panthers coaches and players cautioned in practice, that's why the game has to be played.
The Albany Panthers lose their first game of the season falling to Knoxville 31-28. Trailing 27-21 at the half, Albany didn't score a point in the second until the final five seconds of the game.
Quarterback Cecil Lester connected with Antwontis Cutts on a four-yard touchdown with four seconds remaining. However, Albany's onside kick attempt was recovered by the Nighthawks sealing a disappointing trip for the two-time indoor football champs.
Albany (3-1) travels to face the Alabama Hammers next Saturday in Huntsville. The second game of the three straight road games for the Panthers.