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ASU ready to get healthy during bye week

September 9, 2007

Albany -- The Albany state football team has an open date on the schedule this week, and while "time off" still includes practicing every day, the team will have some time to get healthy.

ASU has a few banged up players after the win at Stillman, and head coach Mike White says he's looking forward for some time to heal.

"We're missing Maurdrice McNeil, Rod Cummings," says White, "we got a lot of guys that are banged up and couldn't play Saturday, so it freshens you up, and you get ready to make the second half run, now."

"Run" was the key word this weekend, as the Rams bring back a conference win from Tuscaloosa.

ASU is now 2-0 in the conference, and go into their open date at 3-1 overall.

It was the Rams running game carrying them to victory against the Tigers, as Albany State rushes for 290-yards in the contest.

Brian Porter, LaRonnie Davis, Demetrice Johnson, and Gary Nevins all took turns carrying the rock, with quarterback Kisan Flakes also adding some big yards on the ground.

White says, "Those four running backs, and we really have to say five with Flakes, even when the blocking wasn't there, they made plays Saturday. That was really the difference in the game. That's how we won, because of our running backs."

Albany State has an open date this week, and will host Benedict on the 29th.

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