ATLANTA--Georgia State's second straight road game and second-ever game against an FBS program is at Houston in a regionally televised (CSS) contest that kicks off at 8 p.m. ET Saturday at Robertson Stadium.
Head coach Bill Curry's Panthers played nearly even for three quarters at No. 16/17 Jacksonville State before succumbing in the fourth quarter, 37-21, to fall to 1-2. Albert Wilson set a school record with 146 yards receiving on six catches.
The Cougars are off to a 3-0 start and stand just outside the Top 25. Houston scored 28 straight points in the game's final 20 minutes to earn a 35-34 victory at Louisiana Tech Saturday night. Case Keenum was 25-40 for 351 and three touchdowns, including the 32-yard game-winner to Patrick Edwards with 1:36 left in the game.
Behind Keenum, the sixth-year senior who is approaching several NCAA career records, the Cougars lead the nation in passing offense at 408 yards per game, along with 536 yards of total offense and 40.3 points a game.
GSU VS. FBS
Georgia State's game at Houston represents the Panthers' second-ever game against an FBS opponent. In last year's inaugural season, Georgia State played at defending national champion and 10th-ranked Alabama on Nov. 18, 2010, falling 63-7.
Georgia State recently announced an FBS game for next season as the Panthers will visit Tennessee on Sept. 8, 2012.
LONE STAR STATE
Georgia State is making the first of two trips this season to the state of Texas. On Oct. 29, the Panthers will play at UTSA.
The Panthers have one player from Texas in Kalan Jenkins. The senior noseguard hails from Midlothian where he attended Midlothian High. He played at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, before enrolling at Georgia State.
Television: Regional coverage on CSS. Announcers are Mike Morgan (play-by-play), Chuck Oliver (analyst), and Craig Ackerman (sideline).
GSU Radio Network, including Atlanta flagship WCFO-AM Newstalk 1160 as well as WMLB-AM 1690 and WRAS-FM 88.5. Announcers are Dave Cohen (play-by-play), Harper LeBel (analyst), Sam Crenshaw (sideline).