The good. The bad. The ugly.

Running back Donald Russell looks for a running lane. Patrick Duffy | The Signal

The Good

Donald Russell has been the most solid player for the Panthers. He scored four touchdowns so far and leads the team in rushing with more than 100 yards per game. He averages 6.5 yards per carry. Against Rhode Island, he reached his season-high in rushing with 204 yards, had 264 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.

The Bad

One of the worst moments for the Panthers was the season-opening game against South Carolina State—setting the tone for the rest of the season. Instead of downing the ball a few seconds before halftime, Georgia State attempted to go for a touchdown that resulted in an interception, letting SCSU score. After that play, the game ended in a blowout against the Panthers that discouraged many fans from going into future games. 

The Ugly

Low attendance has been a major problem Georgia State has encountered since its football program’s creation. Because of poor performance and lack of school spirit at Georgia State, most seats at the Georgia Dome have been vacant on every game the Panthers have hosted. Only an average of 12,356 seats filled per home game, despite heavy marketing campaigns from Georgia State Athletics.

Empty student section inside the Georgia Dome.
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