Georgia State falls in second game

After nearly a century of going undefeated, Georgia State fell from the ranks of the unbeaten Saturday.

In its second game in school history, the Panthers fell 23-14 to Lambuth at the Georgia Dome. The Panthers were controlled on both sides of the ball. They gained 183 yards total, and more than half of them came on two plays.

"Football is a game of physical dominance," coach Bill Curry said. "You have to whip the guy across from you, and we just never got that done at any point."

The Eagles of Lambuth took a 9-0 lead into halftime, after which backup quarterback Kelton Hill led GSU to two touchdowns in the third quarter. However, Lambuth re-gained control in the fourth quarter, putting together a 69-yard drive lasting more than eight minutes to take the lead 16-14 with 2:27 to play in the game and then sealing it with a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown on a Hill pass.

"I was sure we were going to win," Curry said. "But, instead of us dominating and taking over the game, Lambuth dominated and took over the game."

The crowd was announced at 12,647, but appeared smaller than that. The lower bowl of the Georgia Dome, which seats about 28,000, appeared perhaps a third full.

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