August 28, 2006
Albany - Saturday's Albany State-North Carolina Central football game was billed as the "Clash of the Champions" in the meeting of last year's champion from the SIAC and CIAA conferences.
The truth must be told in the performance from the Albany State team was not what Ram fans are used to seeing from the last four years.
The Rams struggled in all phases, offense, defense and special teams. T
he Albany State offense was held scoreless for the first time in four years.
The defense had their troubles giving up 334 yards of offense to the Eagles of North Carolina Central whose star running back Greg Pruitt, Jr. was six yards shy of the 100-yard club.
The performance for the Rams was an eye-opener for both players and coaches who know they have turn up their game with Valdosta State coming to town Saturday night.
Albany State head coach Mike White said"We knew we were starting off with two tough games. Two playoff teams so we have got our work cut out for us but we can do it."
Quarterback Terrance Ransom "It was our first game and you are expected to make mistakes but we are going to look at film today and see what we did wrong and hopefully it will be corrected by Saturday."
Albany State plays its home opener at the Albany Municipal Coliseum Saturday night at seven o'clock in what will be the season opener for Valdosta State.