Georgia State’s wide receivers are a beat up group.
The trio that started the season-opener — Albert Wilson, Danny Williams and Jordan Giles — have each missed snaps or games because of injuries.
Wilson and Williams are healthy (or as healthy as can be in the middle of a football season), while Giles will miss at least one more game with his shoulder injury. Wilson leads the group with 24 catches for 386 yards. Williams has nine catches, a stat that has been affected by his absence because of his ankle injury.
Coach George Pugh offered this assessment of his groups play:
“They are playing good but not good enough to win. Anytime you don’t come home with a victory the performance isn’t good enough. I’ve got to do a better job of coaching and they’ve got to do a better job of playing.
“If we can get that combination going, then we can come out like we expect to come out. Right now we aren’t doing the little things that a good football team or good receiving corps has to do to win.
“Anytime the ball is in the air it belongs to us, being on the defensive side of it or the offensive side of it. The objective is to either catch it, or not let them catch it. Right now we aren’t doing that as well as we can.
“We’ll come back at it, work at it, try to improve on it and bring home a win.”
On what they can do to help the young quarterbacks, Ronnie Bell and Ben McLane:
“We’ve got to keep playing hard. We’ve got to play hard, play for the entire 60 minutes. We’ve got to make the tough catches. The routine catches, I can make them. Those are the ones we have to make and then when we catch it we have to do something with it.
“We’ve got to catch the ball and make big plays. That’s our job.”
On issues with broken routes in the William and Mary game, which Curry referenced in his Monday teleconferenc:
“I don’t know if there have been that many broken routes. We’ve done what we’ve been asked to do. When the opportunity comes to make a play we need to make it and that’s the only thing that needs to be done.”
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu