Recapping Georgia State’s win over Campbell

The game that was

By no means was it a complete game, but Georgia State finished its disappointing season with a 42-35 victory over Campbell. The Panthers (3-8) tried to let the Camels back into the game, but for once they were able to keep a win from slipping away in the fourth quarter.

What we learned

1. The offense ended well. The Panthers set numerous school records, including total yards (514) and rushing yards (301). The new mark broke the old mark of 447, set just last week. Quarterback Kelton Hill looks more comfortable running the offense, passing for 213 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for another. Donald Russell eschewed his one-cut style and started bouncing around more looking for creases to run through. The result was a game-high 146 yards.

2. The defense did not end well. The Camels were able to come back from 21 points down in the fourth quarter to within a touchdown. Recovered onsides kick kept them from completing the rally. At times they scored too easily, including the game’s opening drive. Coach Bill Curry said the defense must learn how to stop opponents.

3. Neither did the special teams. They opened the game by kicking the ball out of bounds, and followed it by missing two field goals, increasing the total of wayward misses to nine in the past 11 attempts.

Injury report

No serious injuries were reported on Georgia State’s team.

Numbers game

6.

The Panthers averaged 6 yards per carry on 50 rushing attempts.

Sound bite

“We are very dissatisfied with the season as we all are, but we’ll go back to work right away and get to work on our academics, recruiting. We’ve got many tings to improve on in our program and I’m really anxious to do that.”

Coach Bill Curry

Loose ends

Danny Williams caught four passes, extending his streak to 22 consecutive games. … Georgia State had 27 first downs, a new school record.

What’s next

Georgia State enters its offseason with many questions that must be answered. The offensive line must replace four seniors. The quarterback position is deep, which may result in position changes or transfers. The Panthers must find a dependable kicker. They need to get some consistent production from the defensive line. There’s a lot of work ahead.

– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

99 comments Add your comment

GSU is in Atlanta

November 20th, 2011
2:17 pm

Thanks goodness the offseason is here. Now it is time to get this team & coaching staff cleaned up to nothing but people who want to win and will put the time into getting there.

No more fatties & couch potatoes on this team!

GSU Offseason

November 20th, 2011
5:20 pm

Great win, way to send off the seniors!! Now, basic observations to focus on in the offseason:
Offense:
1). QB situation, Focus on Kelton becoming more accurate and going through progressions.
2). Let Kelton audible at the line, and ALWAYS allow him to break out run if pass isn’t there
3). Must get OLine stronger and better at opening up running lanes
4). Focus more on running The Donald
5). Use I formations, more screen passes and be more creative on playcalling
Defense
1). HIT THE DAMN WEIGHT ROOM PLEASE!!
2). Stop playing so soft in the 3rd and 4th Quarters.
3). Start reviewing more film to pick up run vs. pass plays and especially screens
4). TACKLE TACKLE TACKLE
Special Teams
1). Completely start over with everything
Kicking
1). Either start over or have these kids kick 1000 balls a day until they get better.
Coaching
1) Fire Bond, Thompson, Riddle and Ward and Harmon
2). Watch more film and get over yourselves. This is the FCS learn how to play it
3). S&C needs to step up. Pollard should be running a boot camp in the weight room and with speed and agility. I did not see the difference we were promised with him. If he can’t do it, find somebody else. I think we were maybe a little better off with Coggins.
4). Get these kids fired up and motivated for an ENTIRE game. I am tired of watching them jibber jabbing around on the sidelines like they are cheerleaders or at a party. They need to stay focused and ride each other to keep performing the entire game
If you have any doubt about how to motivate people and have intensity for an entire game, come to the sports complex and watch how Coach Hunter does it.

In 10 years, your alma mater will no longer have football, GStateBen.

November 20th, 2011
6:16 pm

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GSU is in Atlanta

November 20th, 2011
6:33 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The poster above me can predict the future, so we must heed his warnings and prophecies, for they will soon come to pass!

The poster using the name 'GSU in Atlanta' will attend a Division 1 home game in the Dome next season with a true attendance under 5K.

November 20th, 2011
7:40 pm

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GSmackBen

November 20th, 2011
9:34 pm

What seed did Georgia State make in the playoffs?

@GSmackBen

November 20th, 2011
10:45 pm

Opps they didn’t but they did seed your mom.

GSmackBen

November 20th, 2011
10:48 pm

3-8, don’t it feel great?

More people attended the final game for the WNBA's Atlanta Dream than did GaState Football, a Division 1 program, in 2011. No, seriously, that is sadly true. No, for real, stop laughing and look it up.

November 20th, 2011
10:49 pm

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@GSmackBen

November 20th, 2011
10:52 pm

Not as good as working that ho….you call mama

Alum99

November 20th, 2011
11:08 pm

Not sure where any of this is going. Great game kids way to finish strong. Can’t wait for next year. I do agree we need to make some changes and we need to hit the weight room.
GO PANTHERS!

itsmeagain

November 21st, 2011
12:54 am

What a pathetic bunch of losers posting smack on here.

hammer22

November 21st, 2011
2:53 am

Offense was really moving. Glad to see that. Defense can’t give up 21 points in the fourth quarter though.

Also, let’s not acknowledge the Southern fans. Trolls will troll.

Kirby

November 21st, 2011
9:21 am

Great Job Panthers!!

Sluggo

November 21st, 2011
9:49 am

The troll above clearly lives a miserable existence.

Pride

November 21st, 2011
10:00 am

To: GSU Offseason
Great points I agree with them. Have you had a chance to look at the verbal commits and see where they can correct some of our shortcoming? I hope they can make a difference.

#3 National Seed

November 21st, 2011
10:15 am

No Sluggo, we will be enjoying watching the #3 national seed make a run through in the playoffs, its you that lives a miserable life, but hey 3-8 will do that too ya

No, seriously. More people attended the final game for the WNBA's Atlanta Dream than did GaState Football, a Division 1 program, in 2011. In the city of Atlanta. Stop laughing at thinking that this is impossible and look it up.

November 21st, 2011
10:42 am

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Rob

November 21st, 2011
10:57 am

Doug -
What are the chances you could just turn off comments for these posts? I keep thinking you’ve written an extended column, only to see a sharp, efficient recap, two informative posts, and 20 of mindless crap.

Funny how a fan base that talked so much about how easy this is and how quick this was going to happen and how backwood everything else was is suddenly done with talking. And soon, you will done with football. Then, Rob, you will never have to worry about

November 21st, 2011
11:32 am

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I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
11:45 am

Haters just mad that Furman made a better showing in the SEC than they did. We’ll we are happy for GASO on their effort. GO FU!

GSmackBen

November 21st, 2011
12:50 pm

The same Furman team Georgia Southern beat 50-20 a few weeks ago?

theRealGsuMy@$$

November 21st, 2011
1:52 pm

@GSU is in ATL ———we know GSU is in ATL, your corny fight song takes the time to point that out so that you are not confused with the GSU that everyone already knows.

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
2:09 pm

Yes, THAT Furman. The same ones that were up 15-0 and 22-7 to Florida. that’s ALL anyone’s talking about here in Atlanta. Not a single mention of your POUNDING by Alabama.

Pride

November 21st, 2011
2:12 pm

5 teams from the CAA are in the FCS Playoffs. Great conference, but State has a tough road ahead.
I hate the Southern trolls, but I have to give props for your performance against Alabama. You guys looked good. It’s time for Southern to finish and bring home another ring. All disagreements aside good luck Southern in the FCS playoffs.

SOTIREDOFTHIS

November 21st, 2011
2:30 pm

GSUOffseason: You might be really bored and really crazy! I have an idea, why don’t you put your application in at GSU football. You seem to know everything about football, coaching, strength and conditioning, recruiting, how to motivate a team, and the thing you know the most about is running your mouth! I am a GSU Football fan and supporter. I am so tired of people like you running your mouth all season long. Everybody is a coach around here! Everyone has an opinion and thinks they know exactly the magic formula to have a winning program and season. NONE of us know what type of time, energy, and commitment it takes to build a program from scratch. Some of these coaches have been here since DAY ONE! They have spent more time at the football office building this program then they have with their families. Without Coach Curry and his staff building this program from nothing you wouldn’t even have a football program to run your mouth about! Please, do us all a big favor. SHUT UP! Go be a fair weather fan at some other program. I understand that this season has not been what we all expected it to be. Let’s use our brains though and really think about if we should fire half our coaching staff. Oh yeah, that is a bright idea! The best way to improve after our second season of football is to clean house……you are really smart! It kills me that you are complaining about our offense right now. Let’s fire our whole offensive coaching staff?!?!?!?! Why, rushing the ball for 6 yards a carry isn’t good enough for you? That comment right there proves to me and everyone else that you have NO CLUE what you are talking about……Take a look at the stats, and get back to us…OK! Oh, and while you are looking back at our stats update your resume because I am sure Coach Curry would love a copy.

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
2:39 pm

Ahhh take that GSU Offseason… Sounds to me that you just got bitch slapped by a very frustrated coach. You wouldn’t happen to be Coach Bond now would Mr. SOTIREDOFTHIS? All the angry fans finally getting to you?….lol

SOTIREDOFTHIS

November 21st, 2011
2:47 pm

Hahahaha! No, I am not a coach. I don’t go on this messages boards acting like I am a coach! I am just tired of all these people claiming to be GSU Football fans.

Pride

November 21st, 2011
2:51 pm

To SOTIREDOFTHIS,
Bravo thousands agree with you, but remember half of the posts are just venting. I celebrate opinions from all and it’s irrational fanaticism like these posts that build a stable fan base. I love my fellow alumni holding coaches and players accountable.

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
2:55 pm

Sounds to me like he is a fan, except for the firing stuff he made some okay points. Honestly I would not lose any sleep if Bond & Thompson weren’t here next year either. Sorry if that bothers you but UTSA, St Francis and UWA were unacceptable.

GSmackBen

November 21st, 2011
3:13 pm

@I’m w/ Stupid ^

Why are people in Atlanta talking about Furman and Florida? Shocking they aren’t talking about Georgia State’s 3-8 season and their 7 point squeaker against the mighty non-scholarship Campbell Camels.

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
3:17 pm

Moved on to Basketball. Think you’ll win more than 5 games this year?

theRealGsuMy@$$

November 21st, 2011
3:24 pm

FU and Florida? Where are you hearing that from? I’ve listened to both major talk shows this AM and caught most of the lunch time shows and the only thing I’m hearing is the SEC 1,2,3 in the BCS. I did however hear a few tidbits on the fact the REAL GSU was not such a pushover as everyone thought.
Good for Furman – represented the SoCon extremely well. Why don’t you tell us that Citadel was tied with South Carolina in the first quarter at 7-7? Or how about go back in time and tell us that Wofford only lost to Clemson by 7, 35-28? What does FU and Florida have to do with the fact Southern played one of the top programs in all of football better than anyone expected?
Sounds like you’re just mad of the “POUNDING” gag state took last year…63-7……
This board is weak – you go from telling Southern that they don’t matter and no one cares to telling us how other teams did like it has any influence on our season. Transitive rules don’t apply to stats and scoreboards….state of all fan bases should know this. Your fan base makes your program look more pathetic than it already is. I feel bad for the few state posters that actually think logically.

theRealGsuMy@$$

November 21st, 2011
3:26 pm

basketball? Basketball season for Southern doesn’t start until January. While we only won 5 games last year, I’m pretty sure 1 of those was against the might soon to be BCS power house State. How bad must State have been last year to lose to a 5 win team? Wow you guys stink.

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
3:30 pm

Logically are you kidding? You are the one on the Georgia State Blog spouting your worthless babble. (Before you try to defend that think clearly because your older posts are easily retrieved). BTW how many Tech, UGA, Wofford, Furman, Citadel trolls do you think come on this board? ZERO!! So why do you think you are not the pathetic one here?

theRealGsuMy@$$

November 21st, 2011
3:34 pm

Apparently there is at least 1 Furman troll – who else would be posting information about a Furple game on a State/Campbell thread?

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
3:37 pm

I posted it…..It’s my handle up there. Anyway Regarding your BB team, you have already played 5 games (2 Exhibition) and 3 regular season. Congrats, you’ve already won 20% of yout season total from last year. FYI you only lost to Wake Forest by 11 which is impressive. Glad to see you know when your season starts.

theRealGsuMy@$$

November 21st, 2011
3:46 pm

That was sarcasm – as we tend to still be focused on football until January. You know, because we’re more known for our football program than our basketball program. I know that State is more known for……umm, what was it? I know most of my friends that went to State called it commuter U or something. No that’s not it. State is known for being that school that has dorms that look like they are on Tech’s campus but not really…..no that still doesn’t sound right. Man, this is embarrassing………almost as embarrassing as apparently going to find out what Southern’s basketball team’s schedule is. Talk about trolling……..thank you for your interest in Southern Athletics though. I’m well aware of when the basketball season started and hopefully CY can get things turned around for us, just have to wait and see. I’ll be seeing you on the 22nd I suppose. I should be able to pick you out of the 200 people that will be in attendance.

Georgia Southern fan

November 21st, 2011
3:58 pm

One, of course Furman played Florida close. Furman has a pretty good team and Florida stinks. Welcome to college football, State fans. Feel free to look around. Two, Alabama pounded GSOU? No, not really but thats fine. GSOU put up 300 yards rushing and scored more on Bama than LSU did, which, according to polls, is pretty good. But whatever. Agree to disagree with an ignorant opinion there. Three, State fan ragging GSOU fan about basketball. Really? Really? First, GSOU fan does not care. And one of those wins were against…wait for it you bunch of morons….State. You know why Southern fans come here and beat on you? One reason is that you ran your mouths so much early that they are coming back now and giving you the ole’ ‘I told you so.’ Also, and more on point, GSOU come here because you guys might be the most ignorant bunch of fans I have ever seen. Why do you counter smack talk with stuff like stated above? It makes you sound dumb. Why not bounce back with “Statesboro is great for staph infections” or “our terrible team still gets more play in the media than your title does” or anything other than what you come up with. Jeez guys, cmon. You know that this thing is going to get worse when the CAA schedule bgins. right? You guys need some help and start with the ‘just ignore it.’ Frankly, you better hope GSOU fans keep coming here because as State continues to get worse, and budgets continue to get cut, you need all the views you can get to keep an active beat with the AJC. Remember where you guys were featured last year? Let me give you a hint. It wasnt down at the bottom of the page like it is now. Last year it was also probably nice having a real beat writer traveling and such. Gone, too. So I’d cut learn to take it and try and converse. Without GSOU fans, this thing probably dries on up. Or without football, which is possible. Whichever comes first.

GSU is in Atlanta

November 21st, 2011
4:13 pm

The reason you don’t see too many GSU comments is b/c everytime there is an post by Doug, it gets clogged up with Southern fans trolling and making jokes. I personally think it’s time to clip the comments section if nothing but trolls keep ruining something that is good for GSU Athletics.

Also, these posts you guys write are seriously longer than the papers you have to write as a student of Southern.

FYI, even if we did end up with an 11-0 record, we still wouldn’t be allowed to make the playoffs. 2012 is the first year we are allowed to qualify.

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
4:29 pm

Again….BTW how many Tech, UGA, Wofford, Furman, Citadel trolls do you think come on this board? ZERO!! So why do you think you are not the pathetic one here?

theRealGsuMy@$$

November 21st, 2011
4:38 pm

So you can’t make any sort of come back to the previous statements, so you have to go back to your initial comment of why we come here? I’m guessing 0 fans of those schools come to a state board because they don’t even know you have a football team and the few fans they do that do realize you have a football team know to stay away for all the delusional crap your fan base has spewed at AGS.com.
You sound like you’re just mad that GStateBen can’t come and lock the thread and ban us Southern trolls from the AJC. Go cry to your moderator – no one forces you to read the comments, if you can’t take what your fan base has been “trying” to dish out….grow a pair.

GSmackBen

November 21st, 2011
4:40 pm

That’s the way GSU is in Atlanta, way to make excuses. Only Georgia State fans would be happy going 3-8 because they can’t make the playoffs. Haha, what a joke.

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
4:44 pm

What do you want me to say? I knew about your schedule because I follow your team. Why you ask, because that’s where I went to undergrad. Fortunately I was able to go to State for my MBA where they taught me to read and write.

theRealGsuMy@$$

November 21st, 2011
5:36 pm

ohhhh, so reading and writing aren’t admission requirements to State if they are still teaching their students?!? That explains the 30k enrollment. You’re just making all sorts of good arguments…..you’re really embarrassing yourself now.

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
6:23 pm

Agreed they are not, an undergrad from Southern exempts you from the requirement under the Americans w/ Disabilities Act.

#3 National Seed

November 21st, 2011
6:32 pm

I was always on the side of the fence that it wouldn’t benefit either of us to play each other, but a trip down to Statesboro would be an enlightening experience for most State fans. After seeing State play the season, im sure you would like to come see how a real team handles its business.

This is just a case of what goes around comes around for us. All that was heard all summer out of many state fans was “were the up and commers of the country and we will surpass GSU in 5 years time”…well year 1 is down and your savior coach is saying things like this

“What we pushed with our team was, we’ve got one more chance to show what we’re made of and in many ways we did that today.”

Im sorry, but if beating lowly Campbell is showing what your made us i would just save the money and give up now.

Erk took us to our 1st championship in season 3 of our program, well see how year 3 goes for yall next season but i would hold you breath for a trip to Frisco.

#3 National Seed

November 21st, 2011
6:36 pm

Sorry, that was Year 2 is down…year 1 would atleast sound a little better though

I'm w/ Stupid ^

November 21st, 2011
6:38 pm

@ #3 Seed & Feed. I’m sure it would be an enlightening experience. I have not been somewhere without indoor plumbing since I was in Guatemala.

theRealGsuMy@$$

November 21st, 2011
6:53 pm

Funny how you give this guy actual information, reasoning and justification and the best he can do is sling worn out insults. I always find it funny how someone that lives in Atlanta….”Georgia”…..thinks they are considered less “country” than someone living outside the metro area. News flash – you’re still in the south – you still talk with an accent and the same country stereotypes still apply.
This guy’s smack talk is as weak as gag state’s schedule this year.