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#8 NEO Preps for Showdown with #11 Blinn

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The NEO Golden Norsemen are 4-1 to start this season. With that 4-1 start, the Norsemen are currently #8 in the latest national rankings.

The Golden Norsemen will be on the road in Brenham, Texas this Saturday for a top-15 showdown against 11th-ranked Blinn. The Bucs are also 4-1 to start the season.

Blinn's offense is one of the best in the nation through five games. They're #2 in the country in total offense, picking up nearly 550 yards per game. The Bucs are also scoring nearly 50 points per contest. It will be a good test for an NEO defense that is only allowing 15 points per game this season.

"They've got a running quarterback, and it's probably the first true running quarterback that we've seen that we're going to have to key in on," says NEO head coach Zach Allen, "We're built to stop that, we just haven't been tested in that regard."

"The last time we played, they averaged about 40 points per game and we held them to 9," says NEO starting safety Ayo Ologolo, "Our energy and our ability to get to the ball in unmatched. So I think the same thing is going to happen this game. We're going to keep pounding and pounding until they give up."

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