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ASU Football 3-0 in conference, but looking for improvement

October 1, 2007

Albany -- The Albany State football team is now 3-0 in the SIAC after the win Saturday against Benedict College, but the Rams aren't exactly satisfied with how they got there.

The Rams won the game despite giving up 450 yards of offense to the Tigers.

The difference was once again Albany State's dirty blue defense, which did stop one Benedict drive in the red zone, as ASU defensive back Terry McGhee returned a fumble 95 yards for a touchdown.

It's the first time McGhee has found the endzone since joining the Rams, and the sophomore says he had plenty of time to enjoy the moment on the long run.

"I can't even explain" says McGhee. "It's my first touchdown of the season. My first touchdown as a Golden Ram. It meant a lot to me. It's something I won't forget."

Head coach Mike White says, "We're still growing as a team. You'd hope in midseason we'd be further along, but we got some things we need to correct."

Albany State running back Lironnie Davis was named the SIAC newcomer of the week after he ran for 71 yards on ten carries Saturday.

Davis shared that honor with former Dougherty High defensive back Courtney Love, who starts at Fort Valley State.

Albany State plays at Miles College Saturday night in Birmingham.