Can Georgia State establish a running game? The Panthers totaled 72 yards in their opener on a dismal 2.9 yards-per-carry average. That average includes Kelton Hill's 23-yard run. Subtract that, and Georgia State rushed for slightly more than 2 yards per carry.
Will the special teams improve? The team allowed a kickoff return for a touchdown and a punt return of 46 yards, had a punt blocked and shanked two more. To give itself a chance to win, Georgia State can't make these types of mistakes.
Can the defense apply pressure? Georgia State posted one sack last week with five hurries against Samford. That's not bad, but on some plays quarterback Andy Summerlin had a long time to find open receivers. Pressuring the quarterback was a constant problem for the Panthers last season.
MATCHUP TO WATCH
Georgia State LB Joseph Peterson vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga QB Jacob Huesman. Huesman accounted for 316 of the Mocs' 368 yards in last week's 31-21 loss to Tennessee-Martin. He passed for 226 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 22 times for 90 yards. Peterson may have the job of trying to keep Huesman from making a play with his legs if his receivers are covered.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
“Special thanks to Coach Dan Reeves for coming to speak with our team today. It was our honor and privilege to have him as our guest.” — @CoachTrentMiles
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