Georgia State will play in Arizona Bowl

Dan Ellington of the Georgia State Panthers is forced out of the pocket by the Georgia Southern Eagles defense in the second quarter on November 30, 2019 at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia. (Photo by Chris Thelen/Getty Images)

Credit: Chris Thelen

Credit: Chris Thelen

Georgia State will head west for its third college football bowl game in five seasons. Georgia State will play Wyoming in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, it was announced Sunday. Georgia State (7-5, 4-4 Sun Belt) will face Wyoming (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West) on Dec. 31 (4:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN) at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz.

“We are thrilled to be playing in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl against a quality opponent in Wyoming," head coach Shawn Elliott said in a statement. “This will be a unique experience for our football players and one that we are looking forward to.

"Most of all, we are excited about playing another game with this team. We have a great group of young men who have overcome a lot to put together a very successful season. We've accomplished a lot of firsts and records this season, and this is not only a reward, but an opportunity to do even more."
The Panthers played in their first bowl game in 2015 in the AutoNation Cure Bowl and then made a return trip to the Orlando, Fla., bowl in 2017, when they knocked off Western Kentucky 27-17 for the first bowl win in school history.

"For Georgia State to be in our 10th year and playing in our third bowl game is just amazing," Elliott said. "It's a testament to all the great people associated with this university - our administration, our students and fans, our athletic department and especially our players."
Georgia State has already matched its school record for victories with seven, including a program-best 5-1 mark at home.

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