November 18, 2006
Newberry, SC -- All season long the Albany State defense had been the strength of the team.
Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Division II playoffs the ASU defense was unable to hold a two touchdown lead, and the Rams fell 34-28 at Newberry.
Albany State got on the board first, with a one-yard touchdown run by Kisan Flakes.
Jimtavis Walker added a six-yard rush in the second quarter to make it 14-0.
Harlon Hill candidate Josh Stepp answered with three straight scoring strikes to give the Indians a 21-14 lead in the third quarter.
The Rams Terrance Ransom would score from five yards out to even it at 21, but Stepp answered with his fourth touchdown pass and a rushing TD to make it a two score contest.
Nick Kyles found the endzone late on a throw from Flakes to close it to 35-28, but they were unable to score again.
Newberry receiver Tymere Zimmerman had 105 yards receiving and three touchdowns in the game.
Albany State finishes up the regular season 7-4.