Panthers out-dueled by Monarchs

Rosevelt Watson celebrates after his third quarter touchdown versus Old Dominion.

Even in a losing effort, several seniors and junior Albert Wilson turned in the greatest performances of their careers Saturday night at The Georgia Dome.

The 53-27 loss to Old Dominion, which came on Senior Night and in Bill Curry’s final home game, pushed the Georgia State record to 1-9 on the season.

In a pre-game ceremony, eleven seniors and their families were honored and greeted by coach Curry on the field.

Curry was also honored for his time and efforts as the first head coach in Georgia State history by having the practice facility locker room named in his honor.

Despite being overwhlemed by the fifth-ranked Monarchs from ODU, Georgia State produced the bulk of the game’s most exciting and explosive plays.

Tight end Emmanuel Ogbuehi had a career day hauling in three receptions for 108 yards.  His 55-yard catch and run in the second quarter matched a career long that he set in 2010 versus Alabama.

D’Mario Gunn and Demazio Skelton each put on a superb, secondary show in their final home games.  Gunn set a new Georgia State record with a 73-yard interception return and Skelton picked off two ODU passes to push his career total to five, also a school record.

Running backs Rosevelt Watson and Malcolm Smith also found the end zone in their last games at The Georgia Dome.  Watson scampered in from three yards out in the third quarter, while Smith plowed in from one yard out late in the fourth.

Junior Albert Wilson continued to drive opposing defenses crazy as he broke his own school record with 296 total yards.  Wilson set new Georgia State records with a 93-yard touchdown reception and a 100-yard kick off return.

Georgia State will travel to Maine University this Saturday to play their final game of the season.  The game is set for a 2 p.m. kickoff.