First half action from Arkansas State versus Georgia State. Photo: Dale Zanine/Georgia State Athletics
Photo: DALE ZANINE
Photo: DALE ZANINE

Georgia State’s offense sets records in win against Arkansas State

Georgia State’s offense left several records in its wake as the Panthers defeated Arkansas State 52-38 on Saturday at Georgia State Stadium.

In its homecoming game, the Panthers set school records for total offense (722), rushing yards (340) and rushing touchdowns (6). The 52 points are the most Georgia State has scored against an FBS school.

Quarterback Dan Ellington set a career high in passing yards with 382, on his 22nd birthday. Ellington was 29-of-41 passing and threw for one touchdown, with no interceptions.

Tra Barnett rushing for 139 yards on 14 carries to lead the Panthers. Destin Coates rushing for 66 yards, but scored three touchdowns. Seth Paige and Ellington rushed for one touchdown apiece.

The score was only 7-0, in favor of Georgia State, after one quarter before the teams’ offenses got on track. Arkansas State gained 421 yards of offense, 306 in the air.

Georgia State receiver Sam Pinckney caught nine passes for 120 yards and a touchdown, and Cornelius McCoy caught eight passes for 107 yards.

Georgia State plays at Coastal Carolina at 5 p.m. Saturday.  

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