Don’t know if I’d call it “big” news, but it should be a fun way for Georgia State fans to begin the week.
At the bottom of the FCS Coaches poll’s’ “Others receiving votes” is this listing: “Georgia State (3).
The Panthers also received one vote in the Sports Network poll, which is made up of school PR staffers, broadcasters and writers. The votes came, of course, by virtue of the Panthers nearly upsetting No. 4 Jacksonville State Saturday in the Georgia Dome.
If you’re wondering, GSU is 47th in the coaches poll and tied for 73rd in the other poll.
Congratulations to GSU and its fans.
Perhaps more salient is who’s ahead of Georgia State. There are five CAA teams among the top 10 teams in the Sports Network poll. There’s going to be rough sledding ahead.
On another note, cornerback Brent McClendon will be out a few weeks with an ankle injury. He sustained the injury in the loss to Jacksonville State. He’s backed up by true freshman Demarius Matthews. Should he start, both corners (Justin Hughes is the other) will be true freshmen.