The game that was
Georgia State reverted to its mistake-prone self in a 17-14 overtime loss to Texas-San Antonio. As a result, the Panthers have six losses, guaranteeing their first losing season.
What we learned
1. Georgia State’s special teams imploded. The Panthers missed four field goals, including one on the opening possession of overtime, and allowed 90 yards on three kickoff returns. One of the missed field goals, a 47-yarder in the third quarter, was blocked, the second time in two weeks that has happened. Each of the misses were from 45 yards or longer.
2. Georgia State’s defense is better. The Panthers allowed season-lows in numerous categories, including rushing yards (108 yards) . In each of the past three games the defense has given the offense a chance to win the game, something that didn’t occur during four consecutive losses early in the season. However, it did commit two roughing-the-passer penalties, including one a third-and-13 situation, which allowed the