GEORGIA STATE (3-2, 1-1) at COASTAL CAROLINA (3-2, 0-1)
Saturday, Oct. 12 | 5 p.m. | Brooks Stadium | Conway, S.C.
TV: ESPN+. Announcers are Jeff McCarragher and Nate Ross
RADIO: Georgia State Radio Network coverage will air on 92.9 The Game. Dave Cohen is in his 37th season as the play-by-play voice of Panther athletics. Harper LeBel joins him from the booth with Sam Crenshaw on the sideline. Free audio stream on GeorgiaStateSports.com and GSU mobile app.
Georgia State: 3-2, 1-1 Sun Belt
Coastal Carolina: 3-2, 0-1 Sun Belt
SERIES: Tied 1-1.
LAST MEETING: Coastal Carolina 37, Georgia State 34, Oct. 27, 2018 at Georgia State Stadium.
GSU HEAD COACH SHAWN ELLIOTT
Record at GSU: 12-17 (3rd year) / Career Record: 12-22 (4th year)
> After the most prolific offensive performance in program history in a 52-38 win over Arkansas State, Georgia State travels to Coastal Carolina for a 5 p.m. Sun Belt Conference game.
> The Panthers set school records with 722 yards of total offense, 340 yards rushing, 39 first downs and 39:19 time of possession in the win over Arkansas State.
> Coastal Carolina’s last game was a 56-37 loss at Appalachian State on Sept. 28.
> Both schools have knocked off Power 5 teams this season. The Panthers opened 2019 with a 38-30 victory at Tennessee. One week later, Coastal Carolina won 12-7 at Kansas.
> On his 22nd birthday, senior quarterback Dan Ellington set career highs with 382 yards passing and 451 yards of total offense against the Red Wolves and was named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
> Ellington leads the Sun Belt with 308.2 yards of total offense per game while ranking second in the league in passing (245.6 ypg) and TD passes (12).
> Ellington’s top targets are sophomore Cornelius McCoy (29 receptions, 372 yards, 3 TD, third in Sun Belt in receiving yards per game) and redshirt freshman Sam Pinckney (25 receptions, 312 yards, 3 TD).
> Junior inside linebacker Trajan Stephens-McQueen leads the defense with 42 tackles (8.4 pg/6th in Sun Belt) and two interceptions.
> GSU is second in the Sun Belt in rushing with 234.2 yards per game. The rushing load is split between Ellington (62.6 ypg, 2 TD) and a trio of backs: Tra Barnett (93.6 ypg, 3 TD), Seth Paige (47.0 ypg, 2 TD) and Destin Coates (44.8 ypg, 4 TD).
> Senior Brandon Wright, who handles punting, placekicking and kickoffs, leads the Sun Belt in punting with a 45.5-yard average. He also leads the league in points by kicking at 8.8 ppg, which is fourth overall. Wright is 7-for-10 on field goals and 23-for-23 on PAT.