The GSU Panthers controlled the pace to record their first home win in their new stadium. Offensively, the Panthers went 3-for-3 in the red zone. Running back Glenn Smith gained 74 yards on 17 rushes to lead the ground attack.
Wide receiver Penny Hart scored another touchdown. “We have to find ways to target him,” Head Coach Elliott said. “He is an electric football player with the ball in his hands. He makes things happen.”
Defensively, safety Brian Williams grabbed an interception to tie the school record with six career picks. This set a single season mark with Williams fourth of the season. “Our defense played a phenomenal football game,” Elliott said.
“It really did. They had them on their heals all game lone.”
South Alabama head coach Joey Jones said, “It was a case of Georgia State grabbing the momentum early on with the first interception and turning that into a touchdown.
We never got the momentum back after that. We never really did anything to flip it back our way, except late in the game when we got the long touchdown pass and recovered the onside kick.
We had a chance to drive the ball down and score, but didn’t get that done. It just felt like we were climbing out of a hole the whole game.”