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Three things learned in Georgia State’s win

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.

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Little will back up Schlechter for GSU

Drew Little, at one time suspended for the first four games of Georgia State’s season, will back up starting quarterback Bo Schlechter in Friday’s season opener against Clark Atlanta.

Little was suspended during the offseason by coach Bill Curry for a violation of undisclosed team rules. However, Curry said there were numerous factors that led him to reduce the suspension. The most important was that he said Little endured as much punishment as any player that Curry said he has ever coached without complaining or slacking off. That punishment included missing spring practices, going on more than 30 morning runs,  and 20 hours of study hall a week during the spring and summer.

However, just because Little is the backup don’t expect to see him play on Friday. Curry said that Schlechter will play most of the snaps against Clark Atlanta.

Little, a native of McDonough, was last year’s starter, passing for 2,102 yards and 18 touchdowns. He hasn’t been made available to …

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