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Blazers need to tame Lions

October 25, 2007

Valdosta - 11th ranked Valdosta State back at home to host another unbeaten team in 2nd ranked North Alabama.  

 The Lions moved into the top spot in the NCAA Division II regional rankings after their non-conference win over Delta State last week.

VSU missed the D-II playoffs for the first time in six seasons last year thanks to losses to Delta State and North Alabama.

 Head coach David Dean and his Blazers don't want history repeating itself this season.

David Dean said "We are fighting for our playoff hopes right now. We have got to go out and win this ball game if we feel like we are going to have an opportunity to control our own destiny as far as the playoffs are concerned."  

North Alabama has won three of the last four games against Valdosta State at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium including the 2005 DII playoffs.

Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Valdosta.

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