Georgia State football found their running game in Orangeburg, SC but three interceptions doomed the Panthers as they fell 23-13.
Playing without starting QB Drew Little, head coach Bill Curry and the Panther coaching staff made a decision to focus on the running game:
"Today we had to play without Drew Little, so we relied on our other quarterbacks and tried to go with what they do well. But we're not going to use injuries as an excuse."
Bo Schlechter got his fourth start this year and was intercepted on his first pass of the day which set the tone for a very poor passing day. Schlechter finished the day 4/11 for 52 yards and two interceptions. QB Kelton Hill, primarily used as a Wildcat option, was 1/7 passing for 15 yards.
Georgia State rushed 45 times for 2544 yards and a touchdown. It's safe to say that the Panthers have finally found their identity for the rest of the season.
The Panthers defense played very well allowing only 114 yards and three points through one half. Georgia State opened the second half with consecutive first downs before WR Albert Wilson was intercepted on a trick play giving the Bulldogs momentum that they would never relinquish.
Georgia State celebrates Homecoming next Saturday facing South Alabama at 3pm in the Georgia Dome.