Sep 8, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers linebacker Willie Bohannon (86) applies pressure to Georgia State Panthers quarterback Ben McLane (16) during the second quarter at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-US PRESSWIRE
Georgia State goes for its first win of the year Saturday against Richmond.
The Georgia State Panthers will try to win their first game of what's been a difficult 2012 season so far against the Richmond Spiders on Saturday in the CAA opener for both schools.
The Panthers are 0-3 this season and have been outscored by 89 points.
If the Panthers are going to win Saturday, it would seem their best bet is to give the ball to running back Donald Russell. Russell, a transfer from the Kentucky Wildcats, ranks 36th in FCS with 88 rushing yards per game. But those rushing yards have come in 12.3 carries per game.
Russell suffered a shoulder injury in the first half of Saturday's loss to Texas-San Antonio and only had 10 carries, seven of which came in the first half.
Georgia State's best plan would be to get as many yards as possible on the ground. The Spiders rank 29th in FCS in passing defense. On the other side of the ball, Richmond has yet to allow a sack this season.
Georgia State and Richmond kick off Saturday in the Georgia Dome at 6 p.m. ET. The game can be streamed live at GeorgiaStateSports.com.
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