GSU Panthers Lose to Undefeated Dukes 42-14

The Georgia State University Panthers suffered a setback Saturday, losing to the James Madison Dukes 42-14 at home.

The Dukes scored in all four quarters and their defense held the Panthers to 14 points throughout the entire game. The Panther’s defense could not stop the Dukes from scoring six touchdowns. Duke quarterback Jordan McCloud threw four passes that led to TD’s and ran 6 yards himself for two touchdowns.

The Panthers QB Darren Granger ran 88 total yards for two TD’s (30 yards in the first quarter, 58 yards in the third.)

This loss to the 9-0 Dukes sets the Panthers to 6-3 on the year.

After the game, an angry Panthers coach Shaun Elliot made it clear he wasn’t happy with any aspect of the team’s performance.

“Well, it’s pretty obvious we got our ass kicked today,” said Elliot in a press conference recorded by WXIA TV after the game. He blamed his players, his staff, and himself for the loss, saying that although Dukes was undefeated and was ranked 23rd nationally, the team should have shown more fight. “It was a disappointing game…That’s the last time we’ll play like that. It’s an embarrassment.”

BY THE NUMBERS Georgia State University Panthers 14 


James Madison Dukes 42


Score trend 7-0-7-0 7-7-14-14
Total Yards 228 567
Pass Yards 82 307
Rush Yards 146 260
First Downs 10 33
Third Down Conversions 3 (12) 9 (13)
Penalties/Yards 2 /10 5/35
Turnovers 0 1
Time Possession 17:34 42:26