GSU game thread

Greetings, all

12:09 p.m. Hope you are on your way to the game or cozying up to your radio or, if in fact the game is on channelsurfing.net, firing up the laptop (though I can’t see how it would be, as I don’t believe the game is on TV anywhere except the end zone video boards.

Anyway, hope you read the Brent McClendon story in Saturday’s paper. He could be a star in the making, and as I wrote, I think it really says something that coaches put him at Gator (which I wrote about – it’s basically a roverback sort of position. In the words of defensive coordinator John Thompson, he can “sandlot” from that position. (One reason I appreciate Thompson is that he has no problem with making verbs out of nouns.) If you’re watching, if McClendon isn’t lined up over a wide receiver, he’s probably playing Gator. He played about 30 snaps there last Saturday.

One thing I will (hope to remember) to watch is how NCCU does on first down. North Carolina Central, I think, has a running game to be concerned about. If the Eagles can consistenly punch out four yards a pop on first, I think it’ll be trouble and it could be one of those 35:00/25:00 time of possession games that GSU played earlier in the season.

I’m also interested to see how the Panthers run the ball. In my opinion, they’ve yet to run it consistently, which I think rankles Bill Curry more than a little. NCCU has given up an average of 174.6 rushing yards per game (a number pretty significantly inflated by giving up half a billion to Appalachian State). I think 175 is something to shoot for.

Your fact of the day from sports information staffer Mike Holmes: Among the school’s alumni is former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. (Mike apologizes that his fact is not up to his typically high standards. He has been busy putting together the GSU basketball media guides.) I will add that my AJC colleague Ernie Suggs is an NCCU man. He is supposed to be at the game and I was supposed to meet him at a tailgate, but I wasn’t able to make it. They had fried fish, apparently, and I am full of regret for not being able to make it.

(An aside: I was in Hilton Head a year or two ago, and I was at this restaurant and ordered salmon. I was thinking about having it fried, and I asked the woman taking orders if she’d had the salmon fried before. She said something like, “No, but everything tastes better fried.” Pretty solid logic, I thought.)

GSU alumni might be interested to know the good work the school is doing today. The athletic department is hosting 14 kids from Make-A-Wish Foundation. They’ve been on the field and are being hosted by the softball team. They’ve gotten a tour of the dome and some will take pictures, some will watch the game from the sideline with the team and others with the cheerleaders. Surprisingly, none of them wanted to help me send out in-game Tweets.

I think that’s about all I’ve got. Teams are warming up on the field (12:24 p.m.). That’s about it. Enjoy the game.

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44 comments Add your comment

tiger

October 16th, 2010
12:50 pm

Bishop Eddie Long is also a NCCU grad

Fire Rodney Ho

October 16th, 2010
12:54 pm

Let’s go GSU!

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
1:01 pm

didn’t know that, Tiger. I guess they left that out of the media notes.

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
1:02 pm

about 10 players, sophomores to seniors, from Southwest DeKalb’s team are visiting today. there’s maybe 30-40 high school prospects altogether.

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
1:12 pm

nccu is playing its backup qb. starter dinged up.

GSU_MEX_PANTHER

October 16th, 2010
1:13 pm

Go Panthers!

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
1:18 pm

gsu got hammered on run on first drive. you’ll have to explain why nccu tried to throw.

Itsmeagain

October 16th, 2010
1:19 pm

First turnover by interception. Lookin good

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
1:23 pm

gotta cash in this interception.

Itsmeagain

October 16th, 2010
1:34 pm

Our first down

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
1:39 pm

three series, no first downs for gsu.

GSU_MEX_PANTHER

October 16th, 2010
1:42 pm

So is GSU not able to run or throw the ball?

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
1:55 pm

until this past drive, it was both. on fourth series, gsu got it moving, but then kelton hill fumbed running a wildcat play.

ccatlanta

October 16th, 2010
2:03 pm

Can’t get the game on radio where I am and AJC isn’t posting stats on the game so I have no idea what the score is. Has anyone scored yet? Can someone post the score every once in a while so I can at least get it on the blog? Thanks.

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
2:05 pm

my bad. i forget some people don’t have access. 7-0, nccu, 4:25 left in first half.
you might try 1160am website.

GSU_MEX_PANTHER

October 16th, 2010
2:09 pm

If you have an iPhone add the ESPN sportscenter app and add GSU to your teams it will give you stats and everything else. Ian Vance just made a FG

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
2:09 pm

7-3, nccu after vance field goal. gsu starting to move the ball, mostly in the air. drew little working connection with danny williams again.

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
2:09 pm

thanks, mex_panther.

ccatlanta

October 16th, 2010
2:15 pm

thanks. trying to follow the Georgia game via the AJC blogs and stats at the same time, so this helps.

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
2:17 pm

given how they’ve played, it’s remarkable gsu could end the half ahead.

Itsmeagain

October 16th, 2010
2:26 pm

Alright half time. Were 4 behind. Still in good shape

Itsmeagain

October 16th, 2010
2:42 pm

Come on panthers! Student section seems week today… But damn if were not loud

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
2:45 pm

being down by four at the half is remarkably good fortune for gsu. they start with the ball. let’s see what they do with it.
fwiw, no star jackson today so far. not sure we’ll see him if it remains tight.

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
2:51 pm

fumble by kelton hill again. two carries, two fumbles. might be the last we see of wildcat today.

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
3:05 pm

gsu takes lead, 10-7, on travis evans’ 15-yard run. 5:08 to go in third.

Itsmeagain

October 16th, 2010
3:19 pm

Damn right panthers! They just recovered a fumble from their field goal range!

Ken Sugiura

October 16th, 2010
3:39 pm

good test for panthers. down 14-10, 9:52 left in game. whatcha got, gsu?

Itsmeagain

October 16th, 2010
4:12 pm

Overtime. Oh god

Vanessa

October 16th, 2010
4:13 pm

Ken
The fans in California would like an update on the Score. Did the panthers do the d— thing?

GSUMOM

October 16th, 2010
4:23 pm

Another fan in California wanting an update.

Itsmeagain

October 16th, 2010
4:25 pm

Hahaha! 20-17 panthers in ot!

GSU_MEX_PANTHER

October 16th, 2010
4:29 pm

Go PANTHERS!!!

GSUMOM

October 16th, 2010
4:33 pm

Go Panthers!

Dksmash

October 16th, 2010
4:56 pm

“They are bigger and faster than we are. Hope this time next year that is not the case.” – CBC
Go Panthers!

THE CATHOLIC HAMMER

October 16th, 2010
5:17 pm

If we go 8-2-1 (I don’t recognize OT games, EVER), what are the chances of GSU making the play-offs? I have no idea how the FCS treats independents. If only we hadn’t lost to Lambuth!

Sluggo

October 16th, 2010
5:20 pm

Panther football available on radio in Atlanta on WCFO-AM 1160 and WRAS-FM 88.5. Streaming audio available on both station web sites.

Itsmeagain

October 16th, 2010
5:23 pm

Independents can’t make the playoffs:( it just looks good for recruiting and attendance, etc

Panther Prowler!

October 16th, 2010
5:28 pm

Game ball goes to the GSU defense, which kept the Panthers in the fight.

Shame ball goes to the GSU student section. Where the hell were you guys??

Have to hand it to NCCU: they’re farther than Savannah State, but they showed up in full force (and the girls were WAY cuter!)

ON TO NORFOLK!! GO PANTHERS!!!

Goose

October 16th, 2010
6:04 pm

WE NEED TO KEEP THE BALL IN DREW’S HANDS!!! HE MAKES VERY GOOD DECISIONS. PLEASE LET HIM THROW THE BALL DEEP AND INTO THE END ZONE WHEN WE ARE CLOSE TO THE GOAL LINE. THOSE EARLY PICKS WENT TO WASTE BECAUSE OUR CONSTANT THEME OF RUNNING THE BALL, NO MATTER WHAT. WE NEED TO STOP. LET DREW MAKE THE THROWS. THIS GAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BLOW OUT. OUR D SAVED US TODAY.
HAPPY FOR THE WIN THOUGH.

Goose

October 16th, 2010
6:06 pm

DID THE STUDENTS FORGET IT WAS SATURDAY?

GSU_MEX_PANTHER

October 16th, 2010
6:54 pm

What was the announced attendance Ken?

Mr. Beach Bum

October 16th, 2010
8:08 pm

always enjoy the extra tidbit from Mike Holmes in the SID office…that whole office does a really great job!

Panther76

October 17th, 2010
1:52 am

watched the game again today on channelsurfing.net., which is great for out of state alum!! Don’t like it when the panthers try to run out of the shotgun (except for wildcat). They seem to have more success running when Little is under center…

XJKenneth

October 19th, 2010
6:55 pm

mpz2catolog.infoonline game now!
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