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ASU and VSU headed to Division II playoffs

November 11, 2007

The Division II football playoffs have been set, with both Albany State and Valdosta State getting an invitation.

The 5th-seeded Rams go on the road this week, and will face #4 Catawba in Salisbury, North Carolina.

The 10-1 Indians are champions of the South Atlantic Conference, but Albany State will be well rested.

ASU head coach Mike White says, "This will be brand-new for us, similar to last year with Newberry. It's the same conference, and we just have to play good football this week. I think the week off helped us out a lot, and I expect us to play well Saturday."

Valdosta State received the top-seed they were looking for, and get a bye into the second round. T

he Blazers are the number-one team in the Southeast division, and will host the winner of the Albany State - Catawba game November 24th.

ASU is the only team invited from the SIAC, while #2 North Alabama and #3 Delta State join VSU from the Gulf South Conference.

"You just gotta do what you gotta do in the playoffs," says White. "You have to play well. They're a high-scoring team. The defense is going to have to play well, we're going to have to put some points on the board, and can't make any mistakes."

Kick-off for Albany State and Catawba is scheduled for noon on Saturday.

The Division II championship game is December 15th in Florence, Alabama.

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