Albany State routs Fort Valley State 34-9 in Fountain City Classic

In his first start of the season, Albany State freshman quarterback Kelias Williams accounted for three touchdowns as the Golden Rams blew out Fort Valley State 34-9 in front of a crowd of 13,391 in the 28th Fountain City Classic. ASU got the scoring going in the first quarter after a 10-play, 42-yard drive ended with a Gabriel Ballinas 42-yard field goal, giving the Rams a 3-0 lead. Albany State would extend their lead to 10-0 following Kelias Williams’ 1-yard touchdown run and subsequent extra point. The FVSU offense would…

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Albany State falls to Benedict 17-12

The Albany State Golden Rams were ranked number 8 in the Division II Super Region Two playoff standings. As only the top seven in each of the four regions make the playoffs, the Rams could ill afford any missteps the rest of the season. Benedict took the early lead, capping a 9-play, 75 yard drive with a Brandon Jordan 2-yard run; the extra point gave the Tigers a 7-0 lead. In the second quarter, the Tigers would use a 16-play, 98 yard drive that chewed nearly nine minutes off the…

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Albany State powers late to 34-10 win over Morehouse

The Albany State Golden Rams overcame a one point halftime deficit and then pulled away late in their 34-10 victory over the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers. Defense was the story of the first half for both ball clubs as the respective units for the Rams and Tigers gave up a combined 107 yards of total offense. Each time mustered 5 rushing yards in the first half. Morehouse could only generate 36 yards over the course of the 33 offensive plays they ran. Albany State was not much better, their offense…

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Albany State defeats Lincoln-Missouri 30-10

Albany State, powered by a defense that held Lincoln-Missouri scoreless in the second half, defeated the Blue Tigers 30-10. Albany State’s Marquez Thomas’ interception set the Golden Rams’ offense on the Lincoln 22-yard line. ASU would take advantage of the turnover on a Kelan Fraise 1 yard touchdown run. The PAT was blocked, leaving the score 6-0. Lincoln-Missouri would get on the board in the second quarter off Harold Lacy’s 1 yard run; the extra point was good, giving the Blue Tigers a 7-6 lead. Albany State would reclaim the…

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Albany State routed by West Georgia, 48-16

It was a tough day at the office for the Albany State Golden Rams. ASU was on the wrong side of a 48-16 beatdown courtesy of West Georgia University. The Wolves came out of the gate on fire, scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions, two coming on touchdown passes from UWG quarterback Willie Candler and the third on a run from Candler. The Wolves would add another 7 points to their lead on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Candler to DeNiko Carter, taking a 28-0 lead into halftime. UWG…

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Albany State opens season with victory over Valdosta State

Saturday's matchup between Albany State and Valdosta State is the 19th time the two schools have met. Valdosta State has dominated the series, compiling a 17-1 record. The Blazers of VSU also rolled into Albany sporting a number 11 ranking in the American Football Coaches Association poll. The Golden Rams defense got things going two and a half minutes in when ASU's Nick Scott intercepted an Adam Robles pass and took it 75 yards to the house. A Gabriel Ballinas 22 yard field goal put Albany State up 10-0. After…

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