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Georgia State takes down South Alabama

Georgia State outside linebacker Alonzo McGee sacks South Alabama quarter Cody Clements. Photo by Itoro Umontuen

Georgia State outside linebacker Alonzo McGee sacks South Alabama quarter Cody Clements. Photo by Itoro Umontuen

Two touchdowns in the fourth quarter led to the Georgia State University Panthers getting is first home win of the season with a 24-10 win over the South Alabama Jaguars Nov. 21 at the Georgia Dome.

The game was tied at 10 at the start of the fourth quarter before running back Demarcus Kirk scored on a 1-yard run to take a 17-10 lead. The Panthers extended their lead to 24-10 on an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Arbuckle to wide receiver Penny Hart.

Later in the quarter, South Alabama were driving when defensive end Tevin Jones tipped quarterback Cody Clements’ pass, which was intercepted by safety Tarris Batiste. The Panthers defense continued to keep the Jaguars out of the end zone to seal the victory for Georgia State.

South Alabama jumped out to a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter on a 17-yard touchdown run by running back Tyreis Thomas. South Alabama extended its lead to 10-0 in the second quarter on a 47-yard field by Aleem Sunanon.

Georgia State responded with a long drive of 18 plays on 76 yards that ended in a 2-yard touchdown run by Arbuckle, cutting the score to 10-7.

The Panthers tied the game in the third quarter on a 26-yard field goal by kicker Wil Lutz, before going on to score two touchdowns for the 24-10 win.

Georgia State (4-6) will be back in the Georgia Dome Nov. 27 to host Troy.

 

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