Led by the running of Brandon Stephens and the passing of quarterback Nick Sternad, the visiting Cougars got their first win, leading from start to finish.
Stephens led Albany (1-3, 1-8 TCAL-Stone) with 71 yards on 13 carries. He rushed for 3 yards in the first quarter for Albany's first score. The two-point conversion gave the Cougars an 8-0 lead, which turned to 8-7 when Jordon Cowart scored for De Anza in the second quarter.
Stephens rushed for 55 yards on eight carries as Albany had a 14-7 lead at halftime.
Sternad completed 4-of-6 passes for 64 yards in the first half, including a 21-yard touchdown toss to Jarin Panigbatan.
De Anza (0-4, 2-6) running back Jordan Cowart had six rushes for 24 yards and a 14-yard touchdown run.