Here are three things learned in Georgia State’s win over Clark Atlanta:
1. Georgia State doesn’t have a QB quandary. Bo Schlechter started Friday’s game because of the suspensions of Drew Little, last year’s starter, and Kelton Hill, who won the job in the spring. However, Schlechter had a great stretch of practices in August and after passing for three touchdowns and leading the team to five scores in five trips inside the 20-yard line, coach Bill Curry said Schlechter will start the next game against Old Dominion. Little backed up Schlechter on Friday.
2. Georgia State has found a running game. Donald Russell provides a nice compliment to Travis Evans. Russell scored two touchdowns against Clark Atlanta, breaking tackles in both instances. Evans, who is smaller and quicker, was able to use his speed to add 52 yards to Russell’s 56. Both averaged more than 6 yards per carry. Schlechter ran a few option plays and keepers that also resulted in positive gains.
3. Georgia State needs to keep discipline on defense. The Panthers had issues trying to contain Clark Atlanta’s elusive quarterbacks, who combined to rush for more than 100 yards. As Curry noted, they won’t be the only scramblers Georgia State will face this season.
So, what did you learn?
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Follow me on twitter @ajcgsu