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  Cornelious Brown IV passed for 334 yards and Tucker Gregg rushed for three touchdowns - both career highs - and Georgia State beat South Alabama 31-14 on Saturday. Sam Pinckney hauled in catches of 65 and 43 yards, each setting up the Panthers (4-4, 3-4 Sun Belt Conference) with first-and-goals that each resulted in a Gregg rushing TD. Pinckney had five receptions for a career-best 176 yards. Gregg scored on runs of 3, 33 and 1 yards. His 33-yarder came as he raced untouched through a huge hole in the middle of the line for a 21-14 Georgia State lead.

Michael Hayes added a 23-yard field goal - a career first - early in the fourth quarter as Georgia State took a 24-14 lead. The Panthers followed with a defensive series that sacked Desmond Trotter twice, and regained possession when Jacorey Crawford broke up a fourth-and-11 pass attempt near midfield. Trotter finished 25-for-43 for 211 yards. The Panthers sacked Trotter seven times to tie the school record. Georgia State dominated the offensive stats with 556 yards to 324 but turned the ball over four times, including three Brown picks, allowing South Alabama (3-6, 2-4) to stay close. - Georgia State/AP College Football


(DS#32 QB) rFr/2024 QB Cornelious Brown IVGeorgia State
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  NOV 9 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cornelious Brown IV, Georgia State,...Georgia State quarterback Cornelious Brown IV accounted for four touchdowns and 271 yards of total offense to lead the Panthers to a 52-34 victory over ULM. Brown completed 20 of 32 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 30 yards, including a 3-yard scoring run. The redshirt freshman known as Quad directed a GSU offense that tied the program record for points vs. an FBS opponent, scoring 52 points for the second time this season and fourth time in the last two years.

On the first play of the game, Brown hooked up with Cornelius McCoy for a 57-yard completion, setting up the Panthers' first touchdown less than three minutes into the game. With Brown at the helm, Georgia State jumped to a 21-0 lead and went on to score a program-record 42 points in the first quarter. Brown was recognized as the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. For the season, he is averaging 234.5 yards of total offense per game and has accounted for 17 touchdowns (12 passing, five rushing) in six games. - Sun Belt Football


(DS#32 QB) rFr/2024 QB Cornelious Brown IVGeorgia State
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  11/07/20 - Destin CoatesJr/2022, Georgia State, 5-11, 198 (DS#54 RB) + More +

  Destin Coates and Cornelius McCoy each scored two early touchdowns as Georgia State set a school record for first-half points and held off Louisiana-Monroe 52-34 on Saturday. Georgia State (3-3, 2-3 Sun Belt) scored a record 42 points before halftime, 21 coming off of three Louisiana-Monroe turnovers, as the Panthers rebounded from a 51-0 Halloween thrashing at then-No. 20 Coastal Carolina. Coates, the Sun Belt Conference's leading rusher, finished with his fourth 100-yard game, 102 yards on 20 carries. He is tied for second on the Georgia State list for most rushing touchdowns with 13. The 52 points tied the tied the program record for points against an FBS team.

Perry Carter scored three touchdowns for the Warhawks (0-8, 0-4), one rushing and two by air. Jeremy Hunt was 26-of-39 passing for a season-high 339 yards and three touchdowns in relief of sophomore starter Colby Suits. Suits, the Sun Belt leader in passing yards, left the game after going 0 for 3 with a fumble and an interception. The Warhawks' losing streak has reached nine games, after ending the 2019 season with a one-point loss to cross-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette. - AP College Football


(DS#54 RB) Jr/2022 RB Destin CoatesGeorgia State
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  11/05/20 - Destin CoatesJr/2022, Georgia State, 5-11, 198 (DS#54 RB) + More +

  Junior running back Destin Coates is the Sun Belt's leading rusher, averaging 108.5 yards per game (No. 13 in FBS). He has topped the 100-yard mark in three straight games. As a team, the Panthers are No. 20 in FBS in rushing (205.0 ypg). Coates, who topped the 1,000-yard mark for his career vs. Troy, now ranks sixth in GSU history with 1,117 rushing yards and tied for fourth with 11 rushing touchdowns. - Georgia State Football

(DS#54 RB) Jr/2022 RB Destin CoatesGeorgia State
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  Georgia State's Jordan Strachan has grown accustomed to having his name mispronounced. He's heard it butchered every possible way. Emphasis on the first syllable. Emphasis on the last syllable. The silent "ch" pronounced like chainsaw or as a hard "K" sound like pecan. For the record, the name is pronounced "strahn," as in fawn or lawn. But it's perfectly OK to call him "Stretch," the moniker hung on him by a former strength coach who couldn't figure it out, either. "I've heard all types of stuff," he said. "I'm hoping to change that and get my name corrected." This week the junior spread his name on higher level when he was named the Sun Belt Conference's defensive player of the week. Strachan was instrumental in helping the Panthers defeat Troy 38-36 and earn their first road win against the Trojans. Strachan had four tackles, three for loss, 2.5 sacks, caused a fumble and recovered two fumbles - returning one 43 yards to set up a touchdown. Since his phone was dead, Strachan learned about the award from teammate Antavious Lane, who was given the same honor after Georgia State's win over East Carolina.

"After practice he came up and told me I got it," Strachan said. "It was shocking. Lot of hard work." The award was confirmation that Strachan had made a complete recovered from the torn left ACL he suffered last season just 17 plays into the historic win at Tennessee that began the 2019 season. "Had he not torn his ACL, he was going to have an extremely successful year for us," coach Shawn Elliott said. "He made so many plays in fall camp it wasn't a secret that he had the ability to create explosive defensive plays. He's worked extremely hard to get back, and now he's reaping the benefits." - Marietta Daily Journal


(DS#40 OLB) rJr/2022 OLB Jordan StrachanGeorgia State
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  OCT 26 SUN BELT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jordan Strachan, Georgia State,...Georgia State outside linebacker Jordan Strachan collected three tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks, and recovered two fumbles to help the Panthers to a hard-fought, 36-34 victory over Troy. Strachan, the junior from Kingsland, Ga., helped Georgia State hold Troy to just 40 yards rushing, the second-lowest figure in school history. In the pivotal third quarter, in which Georgia State outscored Troy 20-0, Strachan had two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

He sacked Trojan quarterback Jacob Free and stripped the ball deep in Troy territory, recovering at the Troy 8-yard line. Four plays later, the Panthers scored to take a 33-21 lead. His first fumble recovery came in the second quarter as he scooped up a loose ball and returned it 63 yards to the Troy 20 for the fourth-longest fumble return in GSU history. For the season, Strachan leads the Panthers and the Sun Belt with 6.5 tackles for loss and five sacks, which has already tied the GSU season sack record. In the last two games alone, he has four sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and two caused fumbles. - Sun Belt Football


(DS#40 OLB) rJr/2022 OLB Jordan StrachanGeorgia State
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  Cornelious Brown IV threw for two touchdowns, ran for another and Georgia State won 36-34 after Troy missed on a 2-point pass in the final minute on Saturday. Brown passed 36 yards to Roger Carter for a touchdown then ran in from the 2 to cap a 20-0 third quarter for a 33-21 Panthers (2-2, 1-2) lead. His running TD came three plays after Jacob Strachan forced and recovered a fumble by Free. Free threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, the second with 37 seconds remaining to trail 36-34, but then overthrew his receiver on the conversion attempt.

The Trojans (3-2, 1-1 Sun Belt) led 21-13 at halftime after Reddy Steward's 35-yard pick-6 and Shakel Brown's 21-yard fumble return. Starting quarterback Gunnar Watson left with under minute remaining in the first quarter while throwing a tying 10-yard TD pass to Khalil McClain. Brown was 20-of-30 passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns, both to Carter, plus an interception. Destin Coates had 25 carries for 115 yards. Free was 24 of 38 for 329 yards, two touchdowns and two picks. Reggie Todd had eight catches for 130 yards and a score. There were seven turnovers in the game. - AP/Georgia State College Football


(DS#32 QB) rFr/2024 QB Cornelious Brown IVGeorgia State
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  Georgia State quarterback Quad Brown has had an interesting start to his career. In less than two months he's gone from being an unknown quantity to the Football Writers Association of America's Freshman All-American watch list. Despite that huge leap, Brown continues to learn on the job and has set some high standards. "He can throw a little bit, he's a great athlete who can stretch you in the running game," Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott said. "His decision-making is improved, and he's got a good understanding of the offense, and I'm pleased with that."

A redshirt freshman, Brown leads the Sun Belt Conference and ranks 14th in FBS with 307 yards per game. The only freshman with better numbers is Spencer Rattler of Oklahoma. Last week Brown tied a school record with five touchdowns against Arkansas State, throwing for 314 yards and rushing for another 83. "He does a lot of good things and is playing at a high level," Elliott said. "We didn't know how quickly that would come. We knew we had some surrounding pieces, but didn't know how quickly he could develop and manage the offense. He's done a good job. He still makes some bonehead decisions, but being a freshman, you've got to go through that. He's where we'd hoped he'd be." - Marietta Daily Journal


(DS#32 QB) rFr/2024 QB Cornelious Brown IVGeorgia State
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  Redshirt freshman quarterback Cornelious Brown IV tied the GSU record by accounting for five touchdowns against Arkansas State. He threw three TD passes, all to Sam Pinckney, while rushing for scores of 35 and 11 yards. He finished with 314 yards passing on 18 completions and 83 yards rushing on 13 attempts. Brown, a native of Birmingham, Ala., leads the Sun Belt and ranks No. 14 in FBS with 307.0 yards per game. The only freshman in the nation averaging more is Spencer Rattler of Oklahoma. - Georgia State Football

(DS#32 QB) rFr/2024 QB Cornelious Brown IVGeorgia State
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  10/05/20 - Antavious LanerFr/2024, Georgia State, 5-09, 180 (DS#13 FS) + More +

  OCT 5 SUN BELT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Antavious Lane, Georgia State,...Georgia State safety Antavious Lane returned an interception 34 yards for a touchdown to help lead the Panthers to a 49-29 victory over East Carolina. The redshirt freshman from West Palm Beach, Fla., also contributed five tackles and two pass breakups. Lane was a key cog in a Georgia State defense that did not allow a touchdown to East Carolina (ECU scored its three touchdowns on a pick-six, fake field goal and blocked punt). He helped the Panthers hold ECU to 50 yards rushing, tying the third-lowest figure in program history, and 292 total yards for an average of just 3.7 yards per play. His pick-six came in the fourth quarter and gave Georgia State a 42-16 lead with 13 minutes to play. For the season, Lane is the Panthers' leading tackler with 14 tackles, one tackle for loss, an interception, two pass breakups and a forced fumble. He has one of Georgia State's Sun Belt-leading five interceptions on the season. - Sun Belt Football

(DS#13 FS) rFr/2024 FS Antavious LaneGeorgia State
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  Cornelious Brown IV threw for three touchdowns, including two to Sam Pinckney, Destin Coates rushed for two scores and Georgia State defeated East Carolina 49-29 on Saturday. The Panthers (1-1) rolled up 303 yards offense on their way to a 35-13 halftime lead, setting a school record for points in a half. On the game's first play from scrimmage, Brown had his pass intercepted in the flat and returned 28 yards for a touchdown by Warren Saba. But the Panthers scored on their next three drives in under seven minutes, including touchdown passes of 38 yards to Pinckney and 22 yards to Jamari Thrash. Brown added a 13-yard score to Pinckney, and Coates and Tucker Gregg had TD runs for a 22-point halftime lead. The lead reached 42-16 early in the fourth quarter on Antavious Lane's 34-yard interception return. Brown finished 18-of-28 passing with two interceptions. Pinckney, a sophomore, made seven catches for a career-high 134 yards, and Coates had 23 carries for 113 yards. The Panthers outgained the Pirates 485-292. Holton Ahlers was 29-of-50 passing for 242 yards with no scores and three interceptions for ECU (0-2), which rushed for only 50 yards. Tyler Snead made 11 catches for 111 yards. - Georgia State/AP College Football

(DS#32 QB) rFr/2024 QB Cornelious Brown IVGeorgia State
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  Georgia State's Jamil Muhammad, a redshirt freshman transfer from Vanderbilt who wasn't able to win the starting quarterback job, has been moved to inside linebacker. Muhammad served as backup to Quad Brown in the season opener, but did not get on the field. Freshman Mikele Colasurdo, healthy again after a COVID-19 scare, will be the No. 2 quarterback for this week's game against East Carolina. "(Muhammad) needs to be on the field," coach Shawn Elliott said. "He's an athletic guy who can run, and we thought he could bolster that position. He's got good defensive instincts you see in practice that he needs to let loose. He'll add depth, and we'll get him on the field as soon as possible." Muhammad will play inside linebacker and provide depth to starters Trajan Stephens-McQueen and Blake Carroll. Muhammad (6-foot-1, 229 pounds) from Madison, Ala., comes from an athletic family. He has two brothers who played college football - Marquez at Western Kentucky and Terrance at Alabama A&M - and his uncle Kenneth Darby played at Alabama and in the NFL, including time with the Falcons. - Marietta Daily Journal

(DS#999 ILB) rFr/2024 ILB Jamil MuhammadGeorgia State
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  His name is Shamarious, but his friends call him Quion (Da'Quion is his middle name) or Kwon. The 6-3, 295-pound senior from Drew High is a three-year starter and last year helped the team set school records for rushing yards and total offense. Gilmore is the most decorated player on the team. He was an honorable mention All-Sun Belt choice in 2017 and 2018, a third-team selection in 2019 and a first-team preseason selection this season. He was named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy. "He's been playing forever," Elliott said. "I don't know many snaps he's had, but he's almost played every down the last three seasons. That's crazy to think about. He's seen so much football, he just has great knowledge and knows what to expect. No moment is too big for him." Gilmore is one of four returning starters on one of the most experienced group of returning linemen in the conference. - Marietta Daily Journal

(DS#27 OG) rSr/2021 OG Shamarious GilmoreGeorgia State
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  Cornelious "Quad" Brown has won the quarterback job at Georgia State. The redshirt freshman from Calera, Ala., will start when the Panthers open the season Sept. 19 against Louisiana-Lafayette. The lanky Brown (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) is a good runner with a strong arm. He won the job ahead of Jamil Muhammad, a redshirt freshman who transferred from Vanderbilt, and redshirt freshman K.J. Harvey. "Quad has got a little better understanding of the offense than the other quarterbacks at this time," coach Shawn Elliott said. "He was down there repping with the offense all last fall, and that helped him with his development. He wasn't down there on the scout team taking a bunch of reps in other types of offenses. He was running our offense and that helped."

Brown played four games as a freshman and completed 11 of 28 passes for 130 yards. He threw one interception. He ran four times for 15 yards. "Plus he's got the athleticism," Elliott said. "He's got the tools to run the ball, and he's got a big, strong arm...He's got a fantastic arm and he can really cover some ground with those long legs. And he's got a lot of confidence; Quad's a confident guy. We just felt like he's going to be the guy to start against (Louisiana-Lafayette)." - Marietta Daily Journal


(DS#32 QB) rFr/2024 QB Cornelious Brown IVGeorgia State
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  08/28/20 - Quavian WhiteJr/2022, Georgia State, 5-09, 185 (DS#37 CB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Quavian White, Georgia State,... White tied for the team lead with two interceptions and led the squad with seven pass breakups in 2019...Finished with 38 tackles, including two tackles for loss...Also returned seven punts for 27 yards. - Georgia State Football

(DS#37 CB) Jr/2022 CB Quavian WhiteGeorgia State
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