Georgia State quarterback Bo Schlechter was named FCS Independent Player of the Week by College Sports Madness after leading the Panthers to a 41-7 win over Clark Atlanta on Friday at the Georgia Dome.
Schlechter completed 13 of 18 passes for 196 yards and three touchdowns in his first start as a quarterback. He had scoring passes of 30 and 48 yards to Albert Wilson and a 12-yard touchdown to Jordan Giles.
The Panthers also showed some option, with Schlechter rushing nine times for 27 yards.
Georgia State (1-0) will host Old Dominion at noon Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
Schlechter wasn’t the only Georgia State player honored.
True freshman Christian Benvenuto was named placekicker performer of the week by the College Football Performance Awards. He hit field goals of 44 and 45 yards against Clark Atlanta.
On his first collegiate field goal try, Benvenuto booted a 44-yard field goal on GSU’s first possession. He added a 45-yard field goal and was a perfect 4-for-4 on extra points.
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Follow me on twitter @ajcgsu.