Mountaineers declaw GSU Panthers

Georgia State Panthers and Head Coach Shawn Elliott faced his Alma meter Appalachian State at Pete Petit Field on Saturday.

Even with Panthers Quarterback Dan Ellington, who sustained a knee injury in last week’s game that, gave the Panthers (6-4, 3-3 Sun Belt) a lift with his presence and helped Georgia State to a 21-7 lead late in the first half. It was not enough to stop the Mountaineers who defeated the Panthers  56-27.

“As disappointed as I am talking to you about the outcome of that game, we all witnessed something tonight that was incredible,” Elliott said. “I hope you paid attention. For Dan Ellington to take the field tonight and do the things he did was extraordinary, nothing short of amazing what that young man did.

Coach Elliott spent 13 season on the App State staff under head coach Jerry Moore. He helped lead the Mountaineers to three NCAA FCS titles (2005-07) plus two trips to the national semifinals and three appearances in the quarterfinals. App State reaches the NCAA playoffs 10 times in his 13 seasons.

Georgia State will host its final home game against South Alabama next Saturday at 2 p.m., inside Georgia State Stadium for Senior Day.