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.

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…