Albany State gets off schneid with 26-14 win over West Georgia

The Albany State Golden Rams headed to Carrollton, GA to take on the University of West Georgia Wolves and left town with their first win of the season, 26-14.

West Georgia took an early 7-0 lead on Chauncey Williams’ two-yard touchdown run.

Albany State responded on their next drive as Kelias Williams found Michael Green on a 20-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7-7.

After the Wolves failed to convert a 35-yard field goal attempt, the Golden Rams would claim the lead 10-7 late in the second quarter on Gabriel Ballinas’ 44-yard field goal.

Albany State would open up the scoring in the second half with a 10-play, 53-yard drive that was capped off by another Ballinas field goal, this one from 40 yards out. Ballinas’ third field goal of the day, a 46-yarder, pushed the Ram advantage to 16-7.

The Rams would stretch their lead to 23-7 on McKinley Habersham’s one-yard touchdown run.

A 94-yard drive that resulted in a touchdown pass from Willie Canleer to Tay Huff resulted in the game’s finial tally at 26-14.

The Golden Rams will look to get back to .500 when they head to Atlanta September 28 to take on Clark Atlanta University. Kickoff time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST. West Georgia heads to Melbourne, Florida to meet up with Florida Tech. Kickoff time for that contest is 7 p.m.

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