In practice this week, Albany State football Coach Mike White said to expect a “bombs away” style of passing attack from Wingate University. After Saturday’s game, the Golden Rams players may be taking cover for a different reason.

Coming off a solid win against North Greenville, the Golden Rams were bombarded by Wingate University 37-9. Bulldogs quarterback Robbie Nallenweg threw for four touchdowns and 292 yards as Albany State trailed early and never got in the fight.

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The Golden Rams didn’t score points until Zachery Holley kicked a 26-yard field goal with two seconds remaining in the first half. ASU quarterback David Kooi connected with receiver Jessie Atkins on a 62-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.

The Mitchell County native’s touchdown was a lone bright spot in a rough game.

With the touchdown, ASU cut the Bulldogs lead to 28-9, but that was as close as the Rams would get. Kooi completed only 36% of his passes throwing for 234 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Atkins picked up most of the transfer QB’s passing total going for 144 yards on six receptions. read more…