The competitive portion of this game lasted about as long as the hang time of the opening kickoff, as the Albany State Golden Rams laid waste to Clark-Atlanta, 49-0.
ASU got right to work on their fist offensive drive, covering 75 yards in 13 plays that ended in a Marcuis Fulks 5- yard touchdown run. Fulks would find the end zone again with 0:45 left in the quarter, this one from 7-yards out to put the rains up 14-0. Albany State tacked on three more touchdowns in the second, both coming through the air via two Dionte Bonneau touchdown passes- a 20-yard toss to Javon Wooten, 8 yards to Kristian Grant and of 14-yards to Calvin Lewis right before the end of the half to put the Golden Rams up 35-0.
Two more scores in the fourth quarter, a 2-yard Tori Sapp and a 30-yard strike from Cameron Hopkins to Tabious Clemons, that would mercifully, for Clark-Atlanta, bring the scoring to a close at 49-0.
A few of the highlights, or lowlights from the CAU point-of-view:
• ASU scored at least 14 points in each quarter except the scoreless third
• The fourth quarter touchdown pass by Cameron Hopkins was the only one this season not thrown by Bonneau
• Albany State got a season-high five sacks against CAU
• ASU averaged over 10 yards per catch
• ASU ran 39 rushing plays and 28 passing plays
Albany State next heads to Fairfield, AL on October 2 to take on the Bears of Miles in a rematch of the 2019 SIAC title game, in which Miles was victorious, 21-6. Kickoff for this game is 6:00 pm CST.
Clark-Atlanta must pick itself up and get ready for its matchup against Tuskegee October 2. Kickoff is set at 1 pm CST.
|1st – 05:52||AlbanySt – Marcuis Fulks 5 yd run (GabrielBallina kick), 13 plays, 64 yards, TOP 7:45||0||7|
|1st – 00:45||AlbanySt – Marcuis Fulks 7 yd run (GabrielBallina kick), 5 plays, 31 yards, TOP 2:45||0||14|
|2nd – 09:25||AlbanySt – Javon Wooten 20 yd pass from Dionte Bonneau (GabrielBallina kick) 5 plays, 50 yards, TOP 2:59||0||21|
|2nd – 02:58||AlbanySt – Kristian Grant 8 yd pass from Dionte Bonneau (GabrielBallina kick) 7 plays, 69 yards, TOP 3:45||0||28|
|2nd – 00:05||AlbanySt – Calvin Lewis V 14 yd pass from Dionte Bonneau (GabrielBallina kick) 9 plays, 88 yards, TOP 1:26||0||35|
|4th – 13:01||AlbanySt – Tori Sapp 2 yd run (GabrielBallina kick), 6 plays, 58 yards, TOP 2:37||0||42|
|4th – 07:41||AlbanySt – Tabious Clemons 30 yd pass from Cameron Hopkins (GabrielBallina kick) 3 plays, 45 yards, TOP 2:04||0||49|