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ASU's season ends against Catawba

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November 17, 2007

Salisbury, NC -- Albany State had no answer for the Catawba offense in the second half, as the Rams season came to an end in the opening round of the Division II playoffs with a 66-35 loss.

ASU dug itself a hole early, and trailed 21-7, before they rallied to tie the game at 21 in the second quarter.

Catawba would regain the advantage just before halftime, as Brad Roach tossed one of his five touchdown passes to Brent Johnson with eleven seconds left to give the Indians a 28-21 lead.

They'd make it a ten point advantage in the third quarter, before Brian Porter returned a kick-off 84 yards to close it to 31-28.

The Albany State momentum would disappear in an instant, though, as Catawba quickly scored on a 63-yard pass, and returned an ASU fumble 15-yards for a touchdown two plays later to push the lead to 45-28.

The Indians would add three more scores to go up 38-points, before Kisan Flakes connected with Cameron Smith on a thirty-yard TD for the games final margin.

Flakes completed 16-of-34 passes for 155 yards and added 44 yards on the ground. 

Porter ran for 90 yards and added 142 return yards.

The Rams finish the season 8-3, while Catawba advances to face Valdosta State in the second round of the playoffs.

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