Quarterback Ben McLane struggled in his first collegiate start Saturday in Georgia State's 33-6 loss to South Carolina State, but the Panthers have not lost faith in the young signal-caller. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, McLane will be the starter this week when Goergia State visits the Tennessee Volunteers in a major road test:
Tackle Grant King said it doesn’t matter how long McLane holds onto the ball, the line needs to keep defenders off him. King, who has started 23 consecutive games at right tackle, said the line needs to focus and get their minds right.
"A lot of guys were somewhat inexperienced and we are trying to overcome that right now," he said.
McLane completed just 7 of 15 passes for 54 yards and was sacked five times. He did not throw any interceptions, however. Running back Donald Russell rushed for 120 yards on 12 carries and could be used more to take the pressure off McLane.