For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things College Football. Impress your friends it's time to kickoff!
It is not every day that a Terrance Broadway four-touchdown passing game is not my stat story, but I decided to take another road (sort of a pun since it is Broadway that we are talking about).
Freshman Elijah McGuire became the first Ragin’ Cajun to have 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game. His 107 yards rushing was the third time he went over the century mark this season while his 125 receiving yards was a career-high. In fact, he only had 115 total receiving yards entering the game. McGuire was easily on his way to setting a new career mark after an 80-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter.
After the touchdown the scoring of the game was actually pretty close as UL-Lafayette defeated the winless Georgia State 35-21. The win was their eighth straight, which tied a school-record which they originally set in 1976. The impressive feat by McGuire has only been done four times this season in the FBS and it was the second time by a Sun Belt player.
- Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky vs. Troy): 144 rushing, 125 receiving
- Robert Godhigh (Georgia Tech vs. Clemson): 126 rushing, 103 receiving
- David Fluellen (Toledo vs. Missouri): 111 rushing, 100 receiving
- Elijah McGuire (UL-Lafayette vs. Georgia State): 107 rushing, 125 receiving
Michael Gordon ran wild for the Red Wolves as Arkansas State defeated Texas State and is now bowl eligible for the third straight season and sixth time in nine seasons. Gordon was the star as he ran for a career-high 184 yards and three touchdowns. The team itself had 328 yards rushing which was great because Texas State came in with the FBS’s 12th-best run defense. Gordon now has two or more touchdown rushes in three career games including two in a row. His 184 rush yards was the sixth highest by an Arkansas State player since 2000. Here are those six best:
- Reggie Arnold (2007 vs. UL-Lafayette): 225 yards
- Derek Lawson (2007 vs. Texas Southern): 209 yards
- Danny Smith (2002 vs. Idaho): 206 yards
- Antonio Warren (2002 vs. Tulsa): 193 yards
- Jonathan Adams (2001 vs. New Mexico State): 189 yards
- Michael Gordon (2013 vs. Texas State): 184 yards
Alright I haven’t written about Georgia State this season in a positive note. Maybe it’s because the Panthers are 0-5 in the Sun Belt Conference and 0-10 overall. So it is kind of tough, but here goes.
In their loss against UL-Lafayette the Panthers had a few positives on offense. Their 481 total yards was the most they gained this season and the third most ever. Their 28 total first downs was the most ever as they had 10 via the run, 10 by the pass and two more due to penalty. Quarterback Ronnie Bell threw for 229 yards last week and now has 2,596 for his career, which broke Drew Little’s record of 2,497. He also has 2,074 this season and is 26 passing yards shy of Little’s record he set in Georgia State’s inaugural season of 2010. Finally, wide receiver Albert Wilson set a record for receptions in a season with 58 after grabbing eight in his last game.
The Panthers have two more chances to pull out a victory. Next week they tangle with Arkansas State who is 6-4 on the season and they end their season at home against South Alabama who is currently 3-6.