NCAAF Game Recap - Arkansas State at Georgia State
Sat Oct 5, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Oct 5, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Arkansas State (3-3)

0

21

7

10

38

Georgia State (3-2)

7

24

7

14

52

Coates leads strong run game, Georgia State rolls 52-38
Sat Oct 5, 2019 8:43 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Destin Coates ran for two late touchdowns, all Georgia State running backs scored at least once and the Panthers pounded out a 52-38 victory over Arkansas State, gaining 340 yards on the ground Saturday.

Georgia State (3-2, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference) jumped to a 21-0 lead on TD runs by Tra Barnett, Coates and Seth Paige. The Panthers racked up 722 yards of offense.

Arkansas State (3-3, 1-1) dug out of the hole and closed to within three points, 38-35, after Layne Hatcher connected with Omar Bayless, who made a one-handed grab in the end zone while tangled with Quavian White in the fourth-quarter.

Georgia State scored touchdowns on its next two possessions to put the game out of reach. Coates, who had three TDs in the game, had both late scores, on runs of 1 and 2 yards.

Dan Ellington competed 29 of 41 passes for 382 yards for the Panthers. He threw for one TD and ran for another. Barnett rushed for 139 yards on 14 carries. Sam Pinckney hauled in nine passes for 120 yards and a TD, while Cornelius McCoy added eight receptions for 107 yards.

Hatcher passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns but was also picked off twice for the Red Wolves.

Passing

ArkSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Hatcher 32 21 65.6 4 299 46 2 109.2
C. Coats 2 1 50.0 0 7 7 0 58.3
GASt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Ellington 41 29 70.7 1 382 43 0 108.0

Rushing

ArkSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Murray 6 58 9.7 28 1
I. Azubuike 5 45 9.0 36 0
GASt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Barnett 14 139 9.9 56 1
D. Ellington 19 69 3.6 13 1

Receiving

ArkSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
O. Bayless 8 154 19.3 46 3
K. Merritt 9 84 9.3 27 1
GASt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Pinckney 9 120 13.3 43 1
C. McCoy 8 107 13.4 25 0

Fumbles

ArkSt F FL
L. Hatcher 1 0

Returning

ArkSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Foreman 3 32.7 0 41 0 - 0 0
B. Edmonds 0 - 0 0 3 15.3 0 28
GASt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
Q. White 0 - 0 0 1 10.0 0 10

Punting

ArkSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Grace 5 245 49.0 59
GASt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Wright 3 128 42.7 46
O. Holdenson 1 26 26.0 26

Takeaways

GASt Int Yds InTD
T. Gore 1 0 0
T. Stephens-McQueen 1 4 0

Team Stats Comparison

ArkSt GASt
Points For 38 52
Total Yards 421 722
Rushing Yards 115 340
Passing Yards 306 382
Passing Completions / Attempts 22/34 29/41
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 0/0
First Downs 22 39
Penalties - Yards 9/85 10/124
Time Of Possession 41:41 19:19
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/12 7/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 5/49 4/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ArkSt GASt
GASt 5:19 TD Tra Barnett 3 yd run (Brandon Wright kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter ArkSt GASt
GASt 0:05 TD Destin Coates 27 yd run (Brandon Wright kick) 0 14
GASt 6:04 TD Seth Paige 7 yd run (Brandon Wright kick) 0 21
ArkSt 7:00 TD Kirk Merritt 24 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 7 21
GASt 9:16 FG Brandon Wright 43 yd FG 7 24
ArkSt 10:20 TD Marcel Murray 28 yd run (Blake Grupe kick) 14 24
GASt 13:22 TD Sam Pinckney 11 yd pass from Dan Ellington (Brandon Wright kick) 14 31
ArkSt 14:13 TD Omar Bayless 31 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 21 31
3rd Quarter ArkSt GASt
GASt 4:34 TD Dan Ellington 10 yd run (Brandon Wright kick) 21 38
ArkSt 10:39 TD Omar Bayless 4 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 28 38
4th Quarter ArkSt GASt
ArkSt 4:30 TD Omar Bayless 5 yd pass from Layne Hatcher (Blake Grupe kick) 35 38
GASt 8:30 TD Destin Coates 1 yd run (Brandon Wright kick) 35 45
ArkSt 10:33 FG Blake Grupe 44 yd FG 38 45
GASt 12:55 TD Destin Coates 2 yd run (Brandon Wright kick) 38 52

Game Information

Stadium: Parker H. Petit Field at Georgia State Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 16,109
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