Georgia State football will play at Alabama and West Virginia next year and Oregon in 2015

Elephants. Mountaineers. Ducks. Falcons.

Georgia State’s football team is jumping into its FBS era with both feet.

The Panthers, who will  be led by a new coach, will play at Alabama and West Virginia, two teams that could play for the national championship this year, in 2013. Those opponents, combined with joining the Sun Belt Conference next year, will be the toughest schedule the Panthers have played in their short history.

Georgia State will play in Morgantown, West Va. in its first game against a Big 12 team on Sept. 14 and at Alabama on Oct. 5. The Panthers will receive $550,000 for the game against the Mountaineers and $700,000 for the game against Tide. It will be the second time Georgia State has played at Alabama. They were beaten 63-7 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2010.

Those  aren’t the only challenging games the Panthers have scheduled. They will play at Oregon, which has become a perennial national power, in 2015. They will receive $900,000 for the game. In between, the Panthers will host Air Force in 2014 and then finish the home-and-home series in Colorado Springs in 2016.

Rounding out the non-conference portion of the 2013 schedule, Georgia State will host host Chattanooga on Sept. 7 and Jacksonville State on Sept. 21. The Panthers have played the Gamecocks twice, losing in 2010 and 2011.  Georgia State hasn’t played the Moccasins. The Sun Belt schedule will be released early in 2013. The non-conference schedule dictates that the Panthers’ season-opener will be against a Sun Belt team.

The games against Chattanooga and Jacksonville State, which should bring more fans than the Colonial Athletic Association teams on this year’s schedule, should help improve Georgia State’s home attendance.

The NCAA mandates that FBS teams have an average home attendance of at least 15,000 once in a sliding two-year window. Georgia State is playing an FCS schedule as it continues the first year of its two-year transition to FBS, but its two-year window began this year. Failure to meet that minimum this season or the next could result in a 10-year probation for the school. Failure to meet the attendance minimum within that probationary period could result in a bowl ban. Georgia State is averaging 12,356 fans this year.

2013 schedule

9/7 vs. Chattanooga

9/14 at West Virginia

9/21 vs. Jacksonville State

10/5 at Alabama

2014 schedule

vs. Air Force

2015 schedule

at Oregon

2016 schedule

at Air Force

Other headlines

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New Hampshire rains on Georgia State’s cash drop, game

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

107 comments Add your comment

J-GSU

October 10th, 2012
5:25 pm

Does UTSA this year count?

Jee S. You

October 10th, 2012
5:27 pm

UTSA is transitional FBS, just like us.

GT Fan

October 10th, 2012
5:42 pm

West Virginia may hang 250 points on GSU. Holy smokes. Will be a bloodbath.

J-GSU

October 10th, 2012
6:15 pm

Wow… No messing around there. Impressive… Are the rumors of opening at home against a Sun Belt team next year still true?

GSU-Alum

October 10th, 2012
6:22 pm

My Daughter goes to Alabama and is excited to see GSU play them next year because she knows that was my undergrad school. She said that there is a little bit of tongue-in-cheek respect for GSU at Bama because of those 7 points GSU scored against Bama the first time they played them. That’s more than some SEC teams have done. Hope they will be as fortunate this time around also.

[...] State Panthers have added Air Force and West Virginia to their future football schedules, the AJC has reported.Georgia State will travel to face West Virginia at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown on [...]

Serious statement from arrow guy. ----->

October 10th, 2012
6:35 pm

This is in all seriousness. All arrows, one liners, zany sarcasm aside. I like to get on here and give it to you guys. Not because I have any connection to GaSt, but because your initial attitude. But all that aside, I am really concerned about this WVA game. Seriously. They may hang a hundie on this team, as presently stated. And someone may get hurt. Please Panthers, be careful. The St Francis jokes and the attendence jokes and the “you guys are pathetic and seriously would jump out of a building if you knew what people really thought of your athletics if you could comprehend what’s bing said while your heads are buried up your own backside” jokes…all that’s one thing. But this is another. Sorry to hear about this. May God have mercy on this program. The End.

This tough stretch may seriously dampen GSU's chances at a bowl bid.

October 10th, 2012
6:38 pm

<————————- Good one, right?

Panther

October 10th, 2012
6:49 pm

Wow this sucks. We might not win a game next year

Truth

October 10th, 2012
7:05 pm

We’ll worry about the Mountaineers and we’ll let you worry about the Catamounts. It’s called staying in your lane.

spider

October 10th, 2012
7:18 pm

are you freakin kidding me, that AD has her head stuck way up her you know what. we cant compete against div 11, she may be good looking but that lady is nuts.

gsu4life

October 10th, 2012
7:26 pm

This is horrible! I understand trying to create some excitement for the program again but we are going to lose by such huge margins that no one will come to any of the games ever again. We are really stretching here. Let’s show some consistency before we schedule the best teams in the country. It’s time to fire everyone involved.

Maddog

October 10th, 2012
7:26 pm

The athletic dept could care less about the health of this team or the growth. Strictly concerned about the money coming in since attendance has been suffering. Will still suffer from the 0-11 next year. RECRUITING decent players will not happen without some history/hope of wins. Is there any way they could play all there games away, this way they could keep the program afloat. Is there any word yet about the next coach? Definitely need a Tom O’Brian type.

Truth

October 10th, 2012
7:26 pm

Good looking?

Truth

October 10th, 2012
7:31 pm

Actually, we may go 0-12. This is par for the course with regard to scheduling big-time opponents: See UTSA & USA. With a new coaching staff, at least it appears that there are two games we can compete in.

We are F*cked-------------->

October 10th, 2012
7:34 pm

Maddog

October 10th, 2012
7:42 pm

Does Savannah State get respect for scheduling and playing teams that thoroughly demolish them? Similar situation here, just different conference. We need to purchase…ummmm get some 4 and 5-star athletes quickly. Lol

Maddog

October 10th, 2012
7:45 pm

Doug, seriously what are your thoughts? Makes for some interesting articles. I know you try to report and support the team/program but this can’t be good for anyone except the Ga State bank account.

EKY Panther

October 10th, 2012
8:15 pm

This all about money. THe AD couldn’t care less about the team or the fans. Air Force, fine, but no way is this program ready for WV, ALA or ORE. This will end up costing money in attendance. We can’t we schedule teams like Kentucky or Wake Forest, even if it is a smaller payday?

panter

October 10th, 2012
8:34 pm

If Ga State does not beat Rhode Island this weekend it is likely that the Panters will be entering the 2014 season on a 23 game losing streak. What a recipe for success to start a program!

RoyKittles

October 10th, 2012
8:36 pm

It’s called creating a buzz. No we will not be able to win those games, bu do you really want to watch this team lose to teams like st Francis. Believe it or not some recruits like going up against the big boys because there is no way the big boys will give them a look.

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
8:50 pm

Google it fools, every 3rd tier FBS program schedules these games for the cash. If you don’t like it so what. Buy season tickes and call your travel agents. At least you can say you’ve been to these great stadiums. One day we will win one of these games and you haters will be the first on the bus talking smack. The only difference is you’ll have to backpedal from all the BS you said in the beginning.

zgoldatl

October 10th, 2012
8:56 pm

I like the scheduling move. I like the play anyone, anywhere, anytime mentality. I was at Alabama in 2010, Tennessee this year and plan to try to make Alabama and West Virginia next year. We have to play the big teams to get recognition from bigger name recruits. I’m sick of all the complaining on this blog. We are a program in our 3rd year of existence. I think the move to the Sun Belt is a no brainer and I look forward to a few seasons from now when State has turned in to a perineal bowl Team to come back to this blog.. Until then, I’ll be rooting for my team, home and away.

zgoldatl

October 10th, 2012
8:58 pm

Also, I thought it was reported a while back that GSU had games at Florida and UNC set up…What happened to those games?

ELEPHANT SQUASHES (your team's mascot here) EVERYTIME

October 10th, 2012
9:16 pm

As a diehard Alabama fan, I felt obliged to repost what I and numerous other fans have posted on Alabama’s blog. I truly mean no disrespect to the Georgia State student body, their faculty, their football players, and their fans with this post. This went to Al.com about 20 minutes ago:

This is embarrasing. Can we not find a more suitable opponent than this one that is similar to the Savannah State squad that had to play Oklahoma State and Florida State this year? For the record, Georgia State also plays West Virginia that year. Please stop giving the critics the ammunition to criticize our schedule. It is beginning to resemble those Kansas State Wildcat schedules from the 90’s and last decade that was mercilessly critiqued for being soft. We should look for better competition and leave Georgia State to play teams more in line with their level of competition. Heck we are Alabama and we are proud.
_____________________________________________________________________________

Heck, I’m on-board with all these other posters so far. Play teams within the state of Alabama (UAB, Troy, South Alabama, Alabama State, Alabama A&M, Jacksonville State) if you must schedule a cupcake. I know Georgia State allows for recruitment within the state of Georgia (important), but this is such a bad opponent on the field that it begs for all the critics to straight away point to our strength of schedule as basis for not playing for a championship or even deserving a second opportunity if we did happen to lose a game that season. I am embarrassed.

I just can’t see how this is a game worth being involved in from Alabama’s perspective or Georgia State’s perspective ( the $550K does provide incentive). However, we all lose out just as Savannah State lost out this year with that terrible schedule making their AD signed off on. He was roundly criticized for putting the paycheck before the mental and physical health of his players. And Alabama will justfiably be critiqued mercilessly for a cupcake on their high profile schedule. We deserve all that is to come from this. Maybe GSU will keep it close and embarras us for doing this and it would serve us right. Again, I am embarrased and hope tht I did not offend the above mentioned crowd.

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
9:26 pm

@Elephant While I appreciate your comments and their presumed validity, at the end of the day if that is really how you feel why doesn’t Alabama just enter itself into the NFL(as the only team from Alabama). Look I get it, Alabama totally outclasses 80% of all other programs in the nation so aren’t you better off just saying why do we play anybody at all and just get awarded the trophy at the beginning of the season? I wouldn’t worry so much how scheduling us looks to others, rather I would worry how not scheduling us looks because you feel we are beneath you.

ELEPHANT SQUASHES (your team's mascot here) EVERYTIME

October 10th, 2012
9:39 pm

Now we know the NFL comment is not realistic, but I truly believe this does not benefit either of our schools at all. If Bama wins big, they were suppose to. If Bama does not win big just like the Georgia Southern game last year, we are bashed even with our other impressive wins. And lo’ and behold, if GSU pulls the upset, then Bama has just started the long descent back to mediocrity at the expense of a up and coming school not to far removed from being an FCS school that wasn’t even a powerhouse at that level. It’s the classic bully syndrome. Also, as pointed out by not just me but other UA bloggers, if Bama feels it necessary to schedule a seemingly gimme win, why don’t they keep that money in-state and play any of the teams listed in the prior post? That would most certainly go a lot further in helping the University System of Alabama than assisting Georgia’s Academic Institutes. It is just shameful that players, fans, and coaches would have to endure the damage to the psyche that the negative comments concerning this game would andwill surely generate.

zgoldatl

October 10th, 2012
9:42 pm

2 Sun Belt teams have beaten SEC teams this season. I appreciate your opinion elephant, but as a GSU fan, I’ll gladly take the exposure and enjoy another trip to Tuscaloosa

zgoldatl

October 10th, 2012
9:46 pm

I think the game serves a purpose for both teams. And I’m not too worried about ”damage to the psyche”. After Bama in ‘10, Houston in ‘11 & Tennessee this year, I think we are prepared for the worst, while hoping for the best

Paul in NH

October 10th, 2012
10:14 pm

GSU can’t compete in the CAA and they are taking on WVU and ALA? Way to make it easy for the new HC.

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
10:14 pm

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
10:15 pm

@ Elephant While your point regarding keeping the $ in state is valid I’m sure Ok St, Miss St. Ole, Miss, Nebraska, and Georgia are making the same arguments concerning playing South Alabama in the future. The fact is unlike Basketball, Football is a have and have not environment that until it is diluted enough (talent wise) we will all have to deal with the “cupcake” game situation. I personally think it’s a shame that such disparity exists since if it were not so, imagine how exciting every Saturday might be. Regardless, see you in Tuscaloosa!!

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
10:15 pm

@ Elephant. While your point regarding keeping the $ in state is valid I’m sure Ok St, Miss St. Ole, Miss, Nebraska, and Georgia are making the same arguments concerning playing South Alabama in the future.

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
10:16 pm

The fact is unlike Basketball, Football is a have and have not environment that until it is diluted enough (talent wise) we will all have to deal with the “cupcake” game situation.

GSU_2012

October 10th, 2012
10:21 pm

Almost every SEC team is scheduling Sun Belt teams for out of conference, so why would GSU not do this. It is a great recruiting move also. You do not attract recruits to come for to play out of conference games like Wake Forest (no disrespect to that program). It creates excitement for a fan base to watch your team in a big time college football atmosphere. It creates a ton of national exposure for our team. Plus we will get paid over $1 million next year to play these two teams. It is an aggressive move and I like it a lot. I think the athletic department made some poor choices this year, but I do not think that this is one of them.

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
10:31 pm

@ Paul in Canada, No one cares what you think. Great having you congrats on the win, but you lost to ODU (a 3rd year team) so your opinion is moot.

GSU freshman

October 10th, 2012
10:35 pm

Yes, it is so exciting to see State playing with potential national champs . It is surely attracting alot of attentions from high school kids.

ELEPHANT SQUASHES (your team's mascot here) EVERYTIME

October 10th, 2012
10:36 pm

Okay GSU bloggers, maybe I am in the minority here. I will let be what I deem as a great injustice to both universities. If you all are content with this set up, far be it from me to upset the apple cart. One last thing, i don’t typically post but I have posted several comments on the UGA blog here on the AJC. This was of course before the Dawg debacle in Carolina. I must say it is nice to get good clean dialogue with a school’s fan base and not have the moronic remarks that tend to come out more times than not on the Dawgs blog. The banter between us with relevancy is nice. Good luck to you all and will look forward to hearing the “trash” talk as the game next year gets closer.

Hairy Dawg

October 10th, 2012
10:40 pm

Can’t blame GSU for doing this. If you’re gonna get paid, you might as well play some top teams and get your school noticed.

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
11:02 pm

@ Elephant, Thanks for posting, we appreciate the insight from educated fans. While we are young and stupid we are not delusional so it is doubtful that you will hear much “trash takling” from us in the future. We certainly have more sense to encroach upon the institution that is Alabama Football. Good Luck this year.
Roll Tide!

Paul in NH

October 10th, 2012
11:02 pm

Wow – my opinion is moot because UNH lost to ODU??? I will console myself with the blowout in the GA Dome.
Good luck in Orono on November 10th. Wear warm clothes while the Bears blow out GSU in their final CAA game.

Shut Up

October 10th, 2012
11:07 pm

@Paul in Canada. Yes we will lose that game and it will be cold and we will freeze. We will however return and be in the Sunbelt where we will remain cozy and warm and you will continue to envy us and wonder why you ever came on our board. I’m sure if I lived in Canada as you do I would have nothing else better to occupy my time with.

Fats OKelly

October 10th, 2012
11:24 pm

What? Youse guys at Ga State must be gluttons for punishment. I bets Alabama scores a hundred that 100 points, on youse guys . Sounds like a Mad Hatte is in charge at Ga State now. :)

tron

October 10th, 2012
11:37 pm

what about air force? air force is going to triple option all over our chests! Oh my lawd doesn’t southern run the triple option? omg now there is definitely something to debate about with the cow tippers!

GSYou

October 10th, 2012
11:40 pm

@Fatts… yeah you may laugh cause you did not do your math….
$5,000 per point…yeah we’ll take yo money sucka.

tron

October 10th, 2012
11:40 pm

why couldn’t we play auburn instead…

GSYou

October 10th, 2012
11:40 pm

Cry me a river biatch

tron

October 10th, 2012
11:42 pm

they’re f-in awaaaasome

tron

October 10th, 2012
11:42 pm

do i look like timberlake?

acm

October 10th, 2012
11:51 pm

Enter your comments here

acm

October 10th, 2012
11:52 pm

Georgia State has already played Alabama and Tennessee. Why should WVU be any different?

STATEment

October 11th, 2012
12:04 am

Good luck to the new coach! I can’t believe GSU has the ability to schedule these games! Good for them! Alabama, Houston, Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama, Air Force, Oregon + I am sure there will be others all in the first 5 years of having a program is impressive coupled with the jump to the SunBelt?!?! Nicely done! Now win some football games and we are in business!

*Not to mention GSU basketball @ Duke in a month! I can’t wait to step into Cameron Indoor to check out a game! Proud to be a Panther!

GODAWGS

October 11th, 2012
12:36 am

I for one am excited for your schedule. It gives me plenty of opportunity to come revel in your pathetic excuse for a university as your team goes 0-11 again. Congrats, you’ll get a lot of exposure because you’ll be the worst FBS team out. But don’t worry, according to meatspin ben, all publicity is good publicity. Make sure you take some of those vouchers to Alabama to pass out to the fans.

Glsjunior

October 11th, 2012
2:18 am

I guess coach Bobo will have his work cut out for him when he gets here.

djack0062

October 11th, 2012
3:50 am

The Big State Schools won’t take on two OOC powers in the same year (at least not on purpose)..I know it looks good on but damn the Sun Belt is no easy task either. What’s the rush? Somebody is gonna get hurt! Good luck.

Fats OKelly

October 11th, 2012
5:55 am

Sounds like a Mad Hatter is in charge at Ga State. How is getting your can kicked by a HUNDRED points suppose to build up your program? Aw……………takes ya beatins…………….for da money :)

STATEment

October 11th, 2012
7:54 am

If Georgia Tech played our 2013 schedule, they would lose 3-4 games as we have seen they can lose to Sun Belt teams pretty easily and no way they would beat W. Virginia or Alabama…

GO PANTHERS

October 11th, 2012
8:18 am

Love it! But we should get more then 550k from WV for stomping on us.

auburn grad

October 11th, 2012
8:20 am

GA State is agressive and stepping up their program.
It would be great if they could schedule a big time school in the Dome. that would fill it. Even GA Southern would attract a crowd.
want to be big; play big.

GO PANTHERS

October 11th, 2012
8:21 am

Oh yeah & everybody on here posting needs to get there butts to all the games, i dont even care if you just go to boo everbody!

Ted Striker

October 11th, 2012
8:32 am

Don’t have a problem with their opponents however they are getting underpaid — by a bunch.

Compare their payouts to other schools going against FBS schools. The AD is leaving needed $ on the table.

GSU class of 2015

October 11th, 2012
8:43 am

Si8nce they Aburn asked for it, please AD have them on our schedule. We respect everybody but we can play anybody at any place , and any time.
That’s make a difference between the jocker and the players.

Go State!!!

Tommy

October 11th, 2012
9:01 am

Absolutely Insane. They would have a hard time beating West Georgia. Money,money , money.

J. Bond

October 11th, 2012
9:02 am

If this doesn’t get Panthersville downtown and paid for, nothing will. Time for some serious facilities uogrades, and these paydays are the key.

The AD may be attractive and nuts...

October 11th, 2012
9:08 am

…and she is financially stupid, too – the going rate for beatdowns at the hands of WVA and AL is at least $1mil per game, not $550K and $700K – just look at what UGA had to pay New Mexico last year and Fla Atlantic this year – and UGA is not even in WVA or AL’s class as far as BCS elite…

Woody Paige

October 11th, 2012
9:25 am

I thought the payouts were supposed to be substantially higher when GSU moved to FBS. They just got $435,000 for playing Alabama a couple of years ago and now the payout is $550,000. We’re not exactly talking FAU money here.

Of course, maybe GSU will eat at the Dining Hall before going over to Tuscaloosa to save some money.

Trolling is getting easier and easier.....

October 11th, 2012
10:02 am

“The games against Chattanooga and Jacksonville State, which should bring more fans than the Colonial Athletic Association teams on this year’s schedule, should help improve Georgia State’s home attendance.”
hahahahahahahhahaah, from the pics I’ve seen, CAA fans already outnumber gag state fans in the precious dome.
relying on visiting team fans to boost your home attendance numbers…..#stateofpathetic

Truth

October 11th, 2012
10:17 am

Call it a #stateofwhatever! You’re here because you’re jealous. This is what we’ve done in 2 years and 6 games. Now go schedule something called a Catamount. #StateofFBS, clown!

GSU freshman

October 11th, 2012
10:27 am

We respect everybody but we fear nobody. World, here we come.

Go State!!!!

ESPN

October 11th, 2012
10:50 am

While the games will be lost, the marketing and advertisement are big winners. Way to go Georgia State!

Producer

October 11th, 2012
11:06 am

Yes and deed, Marketing and Social media are closely correlated in today world economy.

GB's Hamburgers

October 11th, 2012
11:08 am

These games are a long-termed negative for the GSU program … all for a cash infusion. Who wants to back or even see a team that’s constantly beaten by a huge margin. They will have the money but the end result will be more empty seats at the dome. I think they need to cancel the football program.

Go Panthers!!

October 11th, 2012
11:23 am

Not sure what the fuss is all about.

Playing these big games is nothing new for GSU or any other non-BCS school.

But I find it laughable when people (PT loonies) think this is good marketing. It is necessary, but it is not good marketing. These blowout games are far too common for them to have any publicity value at this point.

And I agree that the fees for these games are far too low. But maybe that’s a concession we had to make given the current profile of the program.

shocked

October 11th, 2012
12:11 pm

before the season I thought you Ga State fans were just delusional with excitement…now I think you guys are Bat-Sh*t-Crazy

You are the kind of people that bragged about getting beaten up by the big man on campus because you were “hanging with the cool kids”

At some point it is imperative that you put a quality product on the field…and then you must win enough games to become Bowl eligible…because if you are not playing in bowl games you are losing more games than you win and (most importantly) you are missing 4 to 6 weeks of practice time every year.

[...] Georgia State’s football games in 2013 at Alabama and West Virginia fulfill not only a revenue goa… [...]

Panther

October 11th, 2012
1:00 pm

I really don’t understand this. Look at Savannah State. They got absolutely crushed by OK State and FSU this year. That didn’t make anyone think any higher of them. I promise they didn’t get anymore recruits by saying,”hey look, we played a big school and only lost by 80.”

GSU needs to either stay in FCS or quit football. We could potentially have 3 years of winless football. No matter how much publicity we get, that’s terrible.

Go Panthers

October 11th, 2012
1:23 pm

Love seeing my team take on the big football programs. Being crushed by a big program can sometimes settle and calm the players down when they begin conference play. Big paycheck = better facilities and breaking even.

Honest Ingine

October 11th, 2012
1:43 pm

David Boyd needs to come and Coach Football… We need a recruiter!!!

Mike S

October 11th, 2012
1:51 pm

State fans continue their quest to the next level of delusion. These (low) payouts will only go to help cover the costs of additional scholarships for the jump to FBS. No new facilities, no high end coaches salaries, just scholarships. However, the athletic department should consider setting up a fund for psychiatric care for their fans.

Doug Roberson

October 11th, 2012
1:54 pm

Mike S…that’s not accurate. Costs are covered by the combo of student fees and reduced travel expenses, plus the guarantee games.

j.t.keene

October 11th, 2012
2:05 pm

GSU must be doing good. Atlanta is going to build a new stadium for them and let the Falcons use it on Sundays.

Truth

October 11th, 2012
2:12 pm

I guess all the naysayers would be pleased if we scheduled the CATAMOUNTS! Are you kidding me? This is big boy football and what big boy football is all about. This should drive recruits to downtown Atlanta and solidify a team that can compete in the SBC.

Most of the haters only wish they were able to schedule these games. That doesn’t happen playing little boy football running the Wing-T. Now get off our blog, clowns!

Burt

October 11th, 2012
2:28 pm

I agree with fats. Alabama 122 Ga State 7 and that will be a good showing for the Panthers

slimseville

October 11th, 2012
2:53 pm

For all those asking why we aren’t getting paid more for the games, it’s because we don’t reach full FBS status until 2014. We’ll see higher paydays at that point.

Doug Roberson

October 11th, 2012
2:59 pm

No, you count as full fbs for opponents in 2013.

Panther

October 11th, 2012
3:25 pm

@Truth you can criticize Georgia Southern “little boy” football all you want, but we’re still terrible. You’re the reason so many people get on this blog and talk bad about State. Most of our fans need to learn to have some humility. Lets win a few games and then be arrogant.

hahah

October 11th, 2012
5:13 pm

Last time I checked that little boy football is 4-1 and averaging 20,000 people per game. What’s Georgia State doing? oh yea, 0-6 playing in the same “little boy” football division as Georgia Southern

Truth

October 11th, 2012
5:14 pm

I couldn’t care less what a Southern troll has to say about GSU. They are only here because we started with this grand notion to play big boy football from the beginning and was heavily criticized. Yet, after 4/9/12 everything changed and all the advantages we listed back then were soon echoed in Statesboro.

So save the BS, guy! If you don’t know the history then don’t speak on it.

I’ll say again, big boy football > little boy football, CLOWNS!!!

Truth

October 11th, 2012
5:14 pm

Enter your comments here

Truth

October 11th, 2012
5:15 pm

Mountaineers > Catamounts

Truth???

October 11th, 2012
7:08 pm

Ha! Think match ups against Bama and big time schools only happens for “big boy” programs?

Yet GaSo played Bama last year and UGA this year. Has played Florida, Auburn, Navy, Nebraska, and FSU.

The only significant matchup in this article that can be attributed to GSU moving up is Air Force coming to play in the Dome. That’s the only point of interest. Even the payouts are yawn-worthy.

Pennsylvania CAA fan

October 11th, 2012
8:03 pm

Those poor kids are going to end up in the ER.

hahah

October 11th, 2012
8:09 pm

Listen, guy, Georgia Southern’s schedule looks just like yours. They played Alabama last year, UGA this year, Florida next year, and LSU the next. Their conference schedule is filled with the same type of scrub teams that make up the sunbelt. You justify it how you want, but your “big boy” football is exactly the same as Georgia Southern’s except they win the majority of their games and can put butts in the seats.

Enjoy playing South Alabama in front of 7,000 people while Georgia Southern enjoys their game against App State with 22,000+

Truth

October 11th, 2012
11:18 pm

Only if that were true. It’s the very reason GaSo is on its knees begging for an invite to OUR conference. Too bad! Furthermore, you may need your eyes checked our if you think our schedules are comparable. You may be lucky to schedule 1 FBS opponent per year, while we won’t have that problem, sir!

Truth

October 11th, 2012
11:19 pm

Oh, I got your guy, clown!

slimseville

October 12th, 2012
1:16 am

I stand corrected Doug. I thought we were under a two year transitional period and we would still be considered independent for football next year.

[...] Georgia State football will play at Alabama and West Virginia in 2013 and at Oregon in 2015 [...]

Go Panthers!!

October 12th, 2012
7:00 am

<- really hoping "Truth" is an imposter. Not doing the GSU fans any favors. If you want to be considered "big boy", act like it.

yeahsure

October 12th, 2012
10:20 am

It’s so SHOCKING that a bunch of students were excited about the emergence of a football program at their own school! How dare they cheer, support, and have confidence in their team!!! Shame on them!!! Everyone knows that you should not support your team and expect to lose all your games for at least 15 years. That is the rule. Who cares that you play at the Georgia Dome or have a brand new practice facility and head coach with big program experience. It doesn’t mean you should have confidence or enthusiasm. Let’s go seek these idiots out and ridicule them on the internet!!

Truth

October 12th, 2012
11:04 am

What’s not doing GSU fans any favors is all the constant bickering between ourselves. Or the feeling that we are owed something. No imposter here. In fact, I’m as real as it gets. Go Panthers!!! Oh, and you can suck up to all the haters, but I won’t follow!

no reference to western carolina today?

October 12th, 2012
12:15 pm

What is the world coming to?

GSUALUM

October 12th, 2012
4:32 pm

Nice, now our players are insulting the host state for this weekends game, who is in charge?

Albert Wilson ‏@MrKeepEmFroze
@A_Smith85GSU just asked did Rhode Island have college. ( why are we here Alex? )

PT

October 12th, 2012
7:04 pm

I’ll give it to GSU. They do dream big. Depending on their head coach choice, they could wind up with a decently successful football program in a short period of time. Hope they learned from previous mistakes. They do have an excellent talent base in the metro area.

Panther Power

October 13th, 2012
1:32 pm

Line em up and beat hell out of our Panthers. I donts care anymore

[...] Georgia State football will play at Alabama and West Virginia in 2013 and at Oregon in 2015 [...]

[...] Georgia State football will play at Alabama and West Virginia in 2013 and at Oregon in 2015 [...]

[...] Georgia State football will play at Alabama and West Virginia in 2013 and at Oregon in 2015 [...]