* Georgia State won for the fourth time in five games with its 21-13 victory over South Alabama, the Panthers' first victory at Georgia State Stadium.

* Entering the weekend action, the Panthers (4-3, 3-1 Sun Belt) trail only unbeaten Appalachian State (4-0) and Arkansas State (3-0) in the Sun Belt Conference standings.

* For the second straight game, safety Bryan Williams grabbed an interception on the game's first drive to set up a score for the Panthers. That pick was Williams' fourth of the season and sixth of his career, tying the Georgia State records for both a season and career.

* The GSU defense set a school record by holding the Jaguars to a net of 41 yards rushing. South Alabama running back Xavier Johnson is the Jags' career rushing leader and entered the game averaging 6.0 yards per carry and 64 yards per game, but GSU held him to minus-3 yards.

* The Panthers held South Alabama to 338 total yards, 70 of them coming on USA’s late touchdown. In addition to interceptions by Bryan Williams and Cedric Stone, the Panthers broke up seven passes, including two each by Jerome Smith and B.J. Clay, and collected six tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

* Outside linebacker Michael Shaw had two tackles for loss, raising his school-record career total to 24.5.

* Sophomore receiver Penny Hart just missed his fourth 100-yard game of the season, finishing with six catches for 98 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown.

* Hart has caught at least one touchdown in five straight games, the first Panther to do so.

* For his career, Hart now has 132 receptions for 1,845 yards and 16 touchdowns in just 22 games, ranking third in GSU history in all three categories. The two players in front of him, Albert Wilson and Robert Davis, are both in the NFL.

* Glenn Smith totaled 175 all-purpose yards with 73 yards rushing, two catches for 36 yards with a 2-yard touchdown, and 66 kickoff return yards. Smith ranks third in GSU history with 2,826 career all-purpose yards.

* For the second time in three games, the Georgia State offense executed a 95-yard touchdown drive, this one covering eight plays and resulting in Kyler Neal's 7-yard touchdown run for a 14-3 lead in the second quarter.

* Neal's touchdown was his 11th career rushing score, just one shy of Donald Russell's school record.