Georgia State Panthers head coach Shawn Elliott watches a field goal attempt in the first half against Tennessee State Tigers at Georgia State Stadium Thursday in Atlanta, Ga., August 31, 2017. PHOTO / JASON GETZ
Photo: Jason Getz
Photo: Jason Getz

Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky in Cure Bowl

Georgia State is headed back to the Cure Bowl.

The Panthers (6-5, 5-3 Sun Belt), led by first-year coach Shawn Elliott, will face Western Kentucky (6-6, 4-4 Conference USA) in Orlando on Dec. 16. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m.

Georgia State made its bowl debut in the Orlando-based bowl two years ago. It was beaten by San Jose State.

The Panthers are led on offense by quarterback Conner Manning and wide receiver Penny Hart. They lost their past two games, but averaged 21.7 points and allowed 25.5 points per game. Western Kentucky is led by quarterback Mike White. Its offense averaged 26.1 points per game and its defense allowed 26.8 points per game.