ATLANTA--Georgia State (1-9) closes the 2012 season with a trip to Maine for a 2 p.m. game Saturday at Alfond Stadium in Orono, Maine.
The Panthers are coming off a 53-27 loss to fifth-ranked Old Dominion, while Maine (3-6, 2-4 CAA) fell 31-7 to No. 10 James Madison.
Saturday's game is the final game in the career of Georgia State head coach Bill Curry, who announced during preseason camp that the 2012 season will be his last on the sideline.
Curry was named GSU's first head coach on June 12, 2008 and has guided the program through its infancy. The former head coach at Georgia Tech, Alabama and Kentucky is in his 20th season as a collegiate head coach. He will remain at Georgia State as a special assistant to Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick and President Mark Becker.
GSU Radio Network, including Atlanta flagship WCFO-AM Newstalk 1160. Announcers are Dave Cohen (play-by-play), Harper LeBel (analyst), and Sam Crenshaw (sideline).
ALBERT'S AMAZING DAY
Wide receiver Albert Wilson enjoyed an amazing day against Old Dominion with two of the longest plays in Georgia State history on back-to-back touches.
First he fielded a kickoff about four yards deep in the end zone and returned it for a 100-yard touchdown, the longest in school history and the second kickoff return for a touchdown of his career. Wilson had a 97-yard touchdown return at Alabama in 2010.
On the first play of Georgia State's next possession after the Panthers took over on their own seven-yard line, Wilson hauled in a 93-yard touchdown pass from Ben McLane.
Wilson had with six catches for 149 yards and three kickoff returns for 156 yards. He totalled a school-record 296 all-purpose yards.
Wilson was named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week and CFPA National Kickoff Returner of the Week.
Senior tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi (pronounced oh-BOY-ee) is enjoying the most productive stretch of his career with 21 catches for 259 yards and three touchdowns over the last five games. He is the Panthers' second-leading receiver on the season with 25 catches for 282 yards and three touchdowns.
Ogbuehi recorded his first 100-yard game against Old Dominion with three catches for 108 yards, highlighted by a 55-yard reception that equals his career long. He was named CFPA National Tight End Performer of the Week.
Against James Madison, Ogbuehi had a career-best six receptions and fueled a GSU comeback with a remarkable fourth quarter. He started a scoring drive with a 17-yard run and then capped it with a five-yard touchdown reception. Then, with GSU trailing 28-14, he raced 54 yards on a fake punt down to the 10-yard line, setting up a touchdown that pulled the Panthers within 28-21.
Ogbuehi began this stretch against New Hampshire when he caught four passes for 76 yards, highlighted by a 26-yard touchdown pass from Ben McLane.
The 6-3, 235-pounder added four catches for 40 yards in the win over Rhode Island, and then four more receptions for 18 yards with a three-yard touchdown against Villanova.
Ogbuehi is the third-leading receiver in GSU history with 47 career catches for 581 yards and four touchdowns, including the first touchdown reception in the Panthers' inaugural game in 2010.
EVANS, WATSON STEP INTO BACKFIELD
With top rusher Donald Russell out for the season, veteran running backs Travis Evans and Rosevelt Watson have stepped up for the Panthers.
In two starts since Russell went down, Evans has rushed for 185 yards. He gained a career-high 98 yards on 18 carries against JMU, along with three receptions for 23 yards, and then added 87 yards on 14 carries against Old Dominion. The third-leading rusher in GSU history, he reached the 1,000-yard mark for career rushing against ODU and now has 1,018 yards.
Watson, a senior, scored the first touchdown of his career on a two-yard run against JMU. He also threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Ogbuehi after taking a direct snap in a wildcat formation. That is the second career touchdown pass for Watson, who also threw a 39-yard TD pass in 2010. Watson added another rushing touchdown against Old Dominion.
SKELTON, GUNN INTERCEPT RECORDS
Demazio Skelton grabbed two interceptions against Old Dominion. The senior safety now has the GSU records for interceptions in a season with three and career with five.
Fellow safety D'Mario Gunn also made history with his an interception against ODU, returning it a school-record 73 yards. Gunn ranks second in Panther annals with four career interceptions.
Wide receiver and return specialist Albert Wilson leads the CAA in all-purpose yards, averaging 164.5 yards per game, a figure that would rank among the top 15 in FCS.
Wilson has recorded the top two all-purpose games in GSU history in the last three weeks. He set a Georgia State record with a 290-yard game against Villanova and then topped it with 296 yards against Old Dominion.
The junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., is the Panthers' leading receiver with 45 catches for 872 yards and seven touchdowns. He also averages 10.0 yards on punt returns and 26.3 yards on kickoff returns.
For his career, Wilson has a GSU-record 3,787 all-purpose yards (130.6 per game) and 17 touchdowns.