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UTSA Vs. Georgia State Score: Panthers Trail 24-7 at Halftime

Georgia State’s defense has been gashed for the third week in a row, giving up 107 yards to UTSA QB Eric Soza, who came into the game averaging only 187 yards per game. GSU has particularly had issues getting off the field on third down as UTSA converted on seven of their nine third down attempts, which lead to the Roadrunners scoring points on each of their first four possessions and taking a 24-7 lead into the half.

On the first drive of the game UTSA took advantage of a 42 yard run by David Glasco II and advanced all the way down to the GSU nine yard before settling for a field goal.

The ensuing Georgia State possession was capped by Ben McLane hitting a streaking Albert Wilson for an 85 yard touchdown pass, the longest in Georgia State history. That pass would be the lone bright spot for a struggling Panther team over the first 30 minutes.

UTSA responded immediately to the touchdown by returning the kickoff to the Georgia State 16. They would score on a five yard touchdown pass from Soza to Aaron Grubb to make the score 17-7.

Georgia State’s would use hard running by running back Donald Russell on their next possession to move the ball all the way to the GSU 26 before the 46 yard field goal attempt by Christian Benvenuto was blocked.

UTSA would score on a 1 yard touchdown run to make the score 24-7 with 5:27 remaining.

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