ATLANTA - Georgia State quarterback Dan Ellington threw a school-record five touchdown passes while compiling 448 yards of total offense to rally the Panthers to a 48-42 victory over Furman and earn Georgia State Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Ellington's performance led Georgia State to the first 2-0 start in the program's brief history. He helped the Panthers score 48 points, the second-most in program history, and pile up 566 yards of total offense for the fourth-highest single-game total in GSU annals.
Ellington completed 29 of 37 passes for a career-high 362 yards, including touchdown passes to five different receivers.
The senior from Olive Branch, Miss., also rushed 15 times for 86 yards (5.7 yards per carry). His 448 yards of total offense is the fourth-best single-game total in school history.
After GSU fell behind 20-3, Ellington directed four straight touchdown drives and 28 straight points to give the Panthers the lead for good.
Ellington is first in the Sun Belt and seventh in FBS with seven touchdowns through two games. He also leads the Sun Belt in pass efficiency and total offense (324.0 yards per game).
Ellington and the Panthers now hit the road for two straight games, beginning Saturday at Western Michigan (7 p.m. on ESPN+). Georgia State's next home game is Oct. 5 vs. Arkansas State for Homecoming. For tickets, visit GeorgiaStateSports.com/tix or call 404-413-4020.