Previewing Georgia State

October 20, 2011 · By · Filed Under Football 

As South Alabama gets ready to travel to Atlanta for their rematch against Georgia State, it’s time to look at the Panthers have done this season.

The Panthers are 1-5 on the season. They started the season with a 41-7 win over Clark Atlanta before dropping the next five straight coming into their homecoming game versus the Jaguars. They lost to Old Dominion 40-17, Jacksonville State 37-21, Houston 56-0, Murray State 48-24 and South Carolina State 23-13.

Georgia State averages 19.3 points per game while allowing an average of 35.2 points per game. Their first down numbers are pretty evenly split between rushing (49) and passing (43).

On the season, the Panthers have gained a total of 1,886 yards offensively for an average of 314.3 yards per game. Most of their total yardage comes through the air which totals 1,101 yards and an average of 183.5 passing yards per game. They have 785 yards on the ground for an average of 130.8 yards per game average. They have actually gained 916 total yards rushing but 131 lost yards to give that total. That is an average of 3.7 yards per rush.

Panther quarterbacks are 83-of-183 on the season with five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. They average 6 yards per pass attempt and 13.3 yards per catch.

The Panthers have protected the ball very well with only three fumbles this season while only losing one to the opponent. They have forced 14 fumbles and have recovered five of them.

GSU is 27-of-90 in 3rd down conversions, which is only 30% while their opponents convert 49% of their 3rd down attempts. Also, the Panthers have converted converted 5-of-8 4th down attempts (62%) and their opponents have converted 4-of-7 4th down attempts (57%).

The GSU defense has recorded 12 sacks on the season while allowing nine sacks themselves.

In the red zone, GSU scores 83% of the time they drive down there (15-of-18) with 61% of them coming by way of a touchdown (11-of-18). Opponents have scored 81% of the time they get into the red zone (25-of-31) and 71% of the time they are touchdowns (22-of-31).

GSU is a perfect 14-of-14 in PAT attempts while opponents have missed two (25-of-27).

In the Panthers three home games, they have averaged 16,312 in attentance.

Scoring by the Panthers tend to be highest in the 2nd and 3rd quarters with 41 and 38 respectively. They have scored 30 points in the first quarter but only 7 points all season in the 4th quarter.

Travis Evans is the Panthers leading rusher with 68 carries for 330 yards. Donald Russel is next with 59 rushes for 282 yards and Kelton Hill with 27 rushes for 140 yards.

Passing Bo Schlechter is 42-of-86 passing with 3 interceptions for 550 yards and four touchdowns while playing in five games. Drew Little is 37-of-83 on the season with six interceptions and no touchdowns in four appearances. Kelton Hill is 3-of-12 with one touchdown and no interceptions in three appearances.

Receiving, Danny Williams has 20 receptions in all six games for 309 yards and one touchdown. Albert Wilson has 15 receptions in four games for 326 yards and two touchdowns. Other receivers with over 100 yards on the season is Jordan Giles with 119 on nine catches and E. Oguehi with 7 catches for 100 yards.

The Jaguars and the Panthers kickoff in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta at 2pm Central time on Saturday (3pm Eastern).

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