The win is the first for the Panthers (1-2) under first-year head coach Shawn Elliott.
GSUGameday.com: Georgia State vs. Charlotte
Georgia State (0-2) faces its second straight road game as the Panthers play at Charlotte (0-3) Saturday at 6 p.m.
Georgia State went on the road for the first time this season and fell to Penn State 56-0 at Beaver Stadium.
GSU Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb said he is exploring all options for a replacement game this season.
GSUGameday.com: Georgia State vs. Penn State
The 7:30 p.m. Saturday night contest will be televised on the Big Ten Network
Four Georgia State football alumni are on NFL rosters.
The Panthers (0-1) have begun preparations for next week's game at No. 4 Penn State (Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., BTN). If the Nittany Lions, who host Pittsburgh this week, maintain their No. 4 ranking, they will be the second-highest ranked team that Georgia State has faced and the highest since the Panthers' 2013 game at No. 1 Alabama.
Georgia State fell to Tennessee State 17-10 in the inaugural game at Georgia State Stadium in Thursday night's season opener and the debut for GSU head coach Shawn Elliott.
It's a sellout! Tonight is the opening night of college football and the inaugural game at Parker H. Petit Field at Georgia State Stadium and the Panthers opening game against Tennessee State and if you do not have a ticket, it is too late.