Coach Bill Curry said there was no excuse for what he described as a ragged performance by his Georgia State team in a 38-14 loss to Texas-San Antonio on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
“We should be performing much better now and should be much more poised,” he said.
Though Curry said there are no excuses, he noted that the injury to quarterback Ben McLane, did affect the team.
McLane’s left forearm and hand went numb after he was hit by a helmet on what Curry said was a legal hit. He didn’t play in the second half. Ronnie Bell came on and passed for 95 yards, including a touchdown and two interceptions. McLane passed for one touchdown and one interception.
Curry said McLane’s numbness went away after the game and he looked fine catching and throwing the ball in Sunday’s practice. Offensive coordinator John Bond said on Saturday that if healthy, McLane would start this week’s game against Richmond.
Theo Agnew’s move to defensive tackle will likely last for the rest of the season, Curry said.
Agnew started the first two games at defensive end, but moved inside because starter David Huey is out for the season with an arm injury.
Agnew played defensive tackle at Massachusetts before transferring to Georgia State in the offseason. Agnew has struggled to make an impact at end, failing to post a sack this season.
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