The Albany Panthers were the undefeated, defending PIFL Champions.
The Knoxville Nighthawks were winless, coming off a last place 2012 campaign.
It wasn't much of a matchup on paper, but as they say, that's why games aren't played on paper.
The Nighthawks jumped out early, and built a lead the Panthers just weren't able to come back from on their way to a 31-28 win.
Albany trailed 27-21 at half, and fought back to get the lead down to 31-28 with four seconds left.
But it was too little, too late.
The Panthers drop to 3-1 on the season. The Nighthawks are 1-4.
Albany travels to Alabama next Saturday.
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