Sunday, October 9, 2016
Bilo's College Football PASS/FAIL Reports Week 6: Sun Belt
PASS: Georgia State, Idaho, Arkansas State
Georgia State scored all 41 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters in a 41-21 win over Texas State. It was the 1st win of the year for the Panthers. Conner Manning passed for 2 TDs and rushed for another in the win. GSU averaged 5.3 yards per carry against the Bobcats defense.
Idaho jumped out to a 16-0 lead on the road, and then held on to beat UL-Monroe 34-31. Kendrick Trotter’s blocked punt return for a TD was the difference in the end for the Vandals, and it was their 1st blocked punt return for a TD since 2011. Idaho won despite giving up 517 yards of offense.
Arkansas State picked up their first win of the season, beating Georgia Southern 27-26 on a late spectacular TD grab by Omar Bayless. The Red Wolves won despite committing 5 turnovers on the night.
FAIL: Texas State, UL-Monroe, Georgia Southern
Texas State has now lost 7 of their last 8 road games after a 41-21 drubbing against previously winless Georgia State. The Bobcats have now lost 3 of their last 4 games, and could not come back despite forcing 3 fumbles.
ULM was victimized by 3 INTs by QB Garett Smith, and the Warhawks also allowed a blocked punt for a TD to fall to 1-4 on the season.
Georgia Southern could not capitalize on 5 Arkansas State turnovers, and Matt Breida was limited to just 42 yards, forcing the Eagles to make 4 FGs on the night in a last second loss.