The 2019 Sun Belt conference kicked off with a bang in San Marcos as it took three overtimes to finish this one off.
Georgia State and Texas State combined for over 770 yards of offense as Georgia State’s Dan Ellington threw three TDs and Texas State’s compared to Caleb Twyford two TD passes.
Georgia State tied the game at the end of regulation with a field goal after a questionable call gave the Panthers one second on the game clock after Dan Ellington spiked the ball inside the Texas State five with time seemingly expiring.
After both teams scored a touchdown in the first overtime Texas State kicker Joshua Rowland and Georgia State kicker Brandon Wright did their best Scott Norwood impression in the second overtime. But it was Rowland who got redemption, kicking the game winner in the third OT session.
Gresch Jensen played relatively mistake-free ball for the ‘Cats and Anthony D. Taylor added two scores on the ground.
Bryan London II on his senior year All-American campaign, was his usual self tallying over 20+ tackles in a record setting night.
Georgia State was pesky all night with receiver Sam Pinckney grabbing 7 receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown, while running back Destin Coates mirrored those stats exactly but on the ground.
Georgia State was looking to get past last week’s embarrassing loss and now harbor a two-game losing streak. Jake Spavital got his first win as head coach at Texas State and now starts Sun Belt play at the top of the conference.
Next up for Georgia State is a clash with visiting Arkansas State in a Sun Belt showdown and Texas State will host Nicholls State in the former “Battle For The Paddle”.