ATLANTA -- Georgia State quarterback Dan Ellington is the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week after he recorded career highs with 382 yards passing and 451 yards of total offense while directing the most prolific offensive day in GSU history and one of the top games in Sun Belt Conference annals in the Panthers' 52-38 victory over Arkansas State.
On his 22nd birthday, Ellington completed 29 of 41 passes for 382 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass, while rushing for 69 yards with a 10-yard scoring run.
The senior from Olive Branch, Miss., led Georgia State to a school-record 722 yards of total offense, which ranks among the top 10 single games in Sun Belt history. Ellington's running helped the Panthers pile up a school-record 340 yards rushing.
With Ellington at the helm, the Panthers tied the Sun Belt record with 39 first downs and controlled the clock for 39:19, another Georgia State record.
The GSU quarterback engineered seven touchdown drives of 75 yards or longer, including an 89-yard drive and a 90-yard march.
Ellington, who was honored by the Sun Belt for the second time this season, leads the Sun Belt with 308.2 yards of total offense per game while ranking second in passing yards and touchdown passes.