GAME 2: GEORGIA STATE (1-0) vs. FURMAN (1-0)
Saturday, Sept. 7 | 7 p.m. | Georgia State Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
TV: ESPN3. Announcers are Bob Rathbun and Wayne Gandy.
RADIO: The home for Georgia State football is Atlanta’s 92.9 THE GAME (WZGC-FM). 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: 1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt
Furman: 1-0, 0-0 SoCon
SERIES: First Meeting
GSU HEAD COACH SHAWN ELLIOTT
Record at GSU: 10-15 (3rd year) / Career Record: 11-20 (4th year)
Coming off a monumental 38-30 upset at Tennessee, Georgia State opens its home slate by hosting nationally-ranked FCS program Furman at Georgia State Stadium.
> Playing its 10th season of football and sixth at the FBS level, Georgia State earned its first-ever win over a Power Five program.
> The Panthers outrushed Tennessee 213-93 and outscored the Volunteers 24-13 in the second half to claim the upset.
> In last year’s home opener, the Panthers rallied for a 24-20 victory over Kennesaw State on Dan Ellington’s 8-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left.
> Georgia State and Furman are meeting for the first time.
> Furman is ranked No. 11 in the AFCA FCS Coaches’ Poll. The Paladins opened the season with a 46-13 victory over Charleston Southern.
MORE ON THE UpseT: Georgia State outscored Tennessee 24-13 in the second half to shock the Volunteers 38-30 at Neyland Stadium. Trailing 17-14 at the intermission, the Panthers took the opening kickoff of the second half and drove 75 yards for Dan Ellington’s 6-yard touchdown pass to TE Aubry Payne. After the Vols managed a pair of field goals to take a 23-21 lead early in the fourth quarter, Ellington directed another 75-yard drive, capped by Tra Barnett’s 19-yard that gave the Panthers a 28-23 lead they would not surrender. Tennessee then drove to midfield, but cornerback Evan Jones sacked Jarrett Guarantano and forced a fumble that Jhi’Shawn Taylor recovered for GSU at the UT 39. Five plays later, Ellington’s 22-yard touchdown scramble put the Panthers up 35-23 with 4:45 to play, effectively sealing the win.