GSU game thread

Buies Creek, N.C. – Welcome to Campbell University, where it’s nothing like Georgia State.

Tiny town, small campus, small stadium. As best I can tell, the town is basically the school, and the school can be crossed in probably 10 minutes. Barker-Lane Stadium is basically a high school set-up with the aluminum bleachers lining both sidelines, maybe 10 rows deep. I was talking to parents of a freshman on the team who surmised their son’s high school stadium sat more fans than the one here.

So, very different. Also, very hot. As sports information staffer Mike Holmes said, it’s like “being on the surface of the sun” down on the fake grass field. It’s 89 degrees, and feels hotter than that. There’s no shade or cloud cover. Regardless of the score, expect coach Bill Curry to dip into the two-deep pretty liberally.

Georgia State has won the toss and elected to defend the south corona.

Georgia State has won the toss and elected to defend the south corona.

Game captains: guard Joseph Gilbert, linebacker Mark Hogan, linebacker Blake Wyatt.

Let’s see what happens today. Game on.

61 comments Add your comment

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:03 pm

darren mccray took back opening kickoff for touchdown. 94 yards untouched 7-0. i think gsu has a bit of a speed advantage here.

Focused

September 25th, 2010
1:06 pm

Let’s go GState!

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:07 pm

three runs for campbell gets first down, but personal foul sets them back 15.

GStateBen

September 25th, 2010
1:08 pm

Compusre is something we’ve done a good job with this year. 3rd and long coming. Send the farm Coach Thompson!

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:08 pm

punt coming up. run defense looks a little tighter.

GStateBen

September 25th, 2010
1:09 pm

Great pressure by Muasau!

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:09 pm

demarius matthews fumbles punt, gives campbell ball at gsu 17.

GStateBen

September 25th, 2010
1:10 pm

Fumble. Likely won’t see Damarius running punts back the rest of the day. Can’t give the ball back.

GStateBen

September 25th, 2010
1:11 pm

3rd down, gotta stiffen up here.

GStateBen

September 25th, 2010
1:13 pm

Big stop by Olefemi!

GStateBen

September 25th, 2010
1:13 pm

TD Camels. Geez.

itsmeagain

September 25th, 2010
1:14 pm

That was ridiculous. And most of it was caused because of the stupid turnover that happened. Should have called a fair catch

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:24 pm

he might’ve fumbled had he called for the fair catch.

the power running game not looking so hot so far.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:24 pm

one good thing for gsu about the kickoff return is that campbell will probably squib the rest of the game and give panthers good field position.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:27 pm

dave cohen brought up a point about matthews’ fumble. he’s looking into the sun. fwiw. handled fair catch now fine.

itsmeagain

September 25th, 2010
1:35 pm

Yeah, there are an unbelievable amount of factors which GSU hasn’t had to deal with until now. It’s kind of irritating to watch over the internet though… Really crap quality…

itsmeagain

September 25th, 2010
1:40 pm

Our defense really needs to step up. This should be an easy game, and yet i’m still finding it hard to relax

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:44 pm

sorry the quality isn’t good. campbell is running and controlling the line exactly like gsu would like to.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
1:57 pm

impressive drive for campbell. 13 plays 95 yards with some penalty help. campbell has not had a longer td drive since beginning play again in 2008.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:02 pm

drew little took a hit throwing on third down, appears to be ok. he’s up throwing on the sideline.

A

September 25th, 2010
2:05 pm

Score update please?

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:26 pm

gsu kicks off to start the half. campbell had the ball more than 20 minutes. that’s not a good number in this heat.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:26 pm

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:28 pm

safety fred barnes down with injury making tackle.

B

September 25th, 2010
2:28 pm

too quiet, Let’s Go Panthers….who’s injured?

B

September 25th, 2010
2:30 pm

is he still down?

B

September 25th, 2010
2:30 pm

Is Fred ok…is he still in?

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:32 pm

campbell’s driving again. ran for afirst down on 3rd and 7.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:33 pm

still out. but gsu just intercepted. mark hogan. 1-10, gsu, 14.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:36 pm

first play, albert wilson caught long pass down sideline, got stripped, lost ball. campbell ball at own 33. driving again.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:36 pm

barnes back in.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:45 pm

gsu finally holds, forces 47 fg try, which misses, but running into the kicker gives campbell a second try from 42. which also misses. 14-14.

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:48 pm

with 3:28 to go in third, gsu has had ball four plays.

Travis

September 25th, 2010
2:53 pm

Another fumble. Unbelievable

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
2:58 pm

fourth quarter starting, 14-14. campbell has ball inside 10.2nd down.

Itsmeagain

September 25th, 2010
3:01 pm

This is painful

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
3:02 pm

another missed field goal for campbell, from 29 yards. big break.

Go Panthers!

September 25th, 2010
3:02 pm

Big Play Georgia State.

We can make big plays at any time, which is nice. That opening touchdown, for example.

But we have no sense of clock control.

This 4th quarter doesn’t look promising with all that time the defense has been on the field.

Travis

September 25th, 2010
3:03 pm

Campbell is trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. GSU still in this thing…

Focused

September 25th, 2010
3:09 pm

Danny Williams is a beast!

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
3:10 pm

travis evans is kicking it into a different gear.

Travis

September 25th, 2010
3:11 pm

Danny with another beaut!

Focused

September 25th, 2010
3:13 pm

Danny Williams = Beast!

Travis

September 25th, 2010
3:13 pm

YESSSSSS TD!

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
3:14 pm

great drive for gsu. two third-down conversions.

B

September 25th, 2010
3:18 pm

icky, icky, icky

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
3:19 pm

smells like overtime.

Travis

September 25th, 2010
3:21 pm

Maybe the kicker misses the PAT lol

Travis

September 25th, 2010
3:26 pm

FG opportunity for GSU…

Ken Sugiura

September 25th, 2010
3:28 pm

iain vance, your moment may have arrived.