Huskies game captains are Kasen Williams, Jesse Callier, John Timu and Cameron Van Winkle.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) September 20, 2014
Georgia State opened the game with a sloppy fielding of the opening kickoff, giving themselves the ball at their own 8. The GSU offense opened the game with 5 straight runs and picked up 2 first downs. The Dawgs were able to force a third down pass, which went to seemingly nobody, and Mrucs Peters picked off.
The Husky run game was ineffective on their opening series, unable to pick up a yard to convert a 3rd down, but a Cyler Miles keeper converted on 4th, only to fail again on a 3rd and 1. A Miles boot out pass sailed out of bounds on 4th and Georgia State would take back over.
The Huskies would force GSU into a 4th and 1 which the Panthers picked up on a quarterback keeper, which they followed with a strike over the middle into Husky territory. UW stemmed to create a false start on the Panthers, which backed them up and ultimately helped to put GSU into a 3rd and 3 which they converted, closing in on the red zone. A holding penalty backed Georgia State up way behind the chains, and Hau'oli Kikaha made GSU's left tackle look foolish in getting a third down sack. GSU was forced to punt despite at one point being at the Husky 22 yard line.
Dante Pettis fielded the punt near the ten, and Cyler Miles was promptly sacked at the six. He overshot Darrell Daniels on a corner route, putting UW in a 3rd and 15 situation, which resulted in a dumpoff to Lavon Coleman for 6 yards and a Korey Durkee punt.
The Panthers hit an explosive play to Donovan Harden for 21 yards early in their drive, and immediately followed that with a completion to Avery Sweeting to the Husky 7 yard line as the quarter wound down.