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ASU ready for first game

August 24, 2007

Albany -- The start of the season is here for Albany State, as the Rams play their first football game of the year Saturday at the Albany Municipal Coliseum.

ASU takes on North Carolina Central, a traditional Division II powerhouse making the jump to Division I-AA this year.

The Rams opened on the road against the Eagles last season, and were shut-out 20-0.

Linebacker Rod Cummings led the defense with fifteen tackles, while the offense contributed just 148 yards of total offense.

Albany State head coach Mike White says his team hasn't forgotten how they started last season.

"We remember last years game, and we're a different bunch," says White. "Probably half of the guys here didn't play last year. We watched a lot of film on them, and we know it'll be another tough contest."

Junior linebacker Rod Cummings adds, "We expect them to be even better than they were last year. With us missing a lot of the pieces we had last year, it's going to be an even tougher game. We have a lot of young blood, that if they follow our lead, they should do good."

Albany State kicks off against North Carolina Central Saturday at 6pm.  

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