In a game that was dubbed 'The Battle of Atlanta' turned into very little resistance. Georgia State had a quarterback making his first collegiate start and stifled every Clark Atlanta effort until the 4th quarter.
RS Sophomore Bo Schlechter finished 13/18 for 193 yards and 3 touchdown through the air. He controlled the Panther offense and his confidence grew as the game progressed.
"This was my first college start, but I tried to come out confident," Schlechter said. "It was just getting some plays run and I was able to build up some confidence going into the second quarter."
Coach Bill Curry was pleased with his effort as well:
"We had a quarterback who had never played a college game at quarterback and we had zero turnovers," said Georgia State head coach Bill Curry. "In my fondest dreams, I would have struggled to believe that."
The Panthers entered 2011 with stated goals of running the ball more effectively and running back Donald Russell, who transferred from Kentucky, ripped off two touchdown runs and 56 yards on only 9 carries. RS Sophomore Travis Evans, who got the first start of his career, carried the ball eight times for 52 yards.
Georgia State also controlled the Clark Atlanta offense and forced two first half interceptions. GSU only allowed 107 yards passing the air for the game and CAU was only able to string together longer drives late in the 4th quarter.
The task gets significantly tougher as future CAA conference mate Old Dominion travels to the Georgia Dome next Saturday, September 10th for a regionally televised game on CSS