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Samford vs Georgia State Wrap - Samford Wins 31-21

The Bulldogs grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Panthers on Friday, winning 31-21 at Georgia Dome.

The winning margin fell right on the closing number of 10, meaning the game was a push for bettors. Those betting OVER the total were also victorious as the final score equalled an OVER play.

Andy Summerlin completed 19 of 31 pass attempts for 193 yards for the Bulldogs in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Panthers defense.

Gerald Howse rushed for 29 yards for Georgia State, while Kelton Hill added 28 yards. Ronnie Bell threw for 391 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Albert Wilson and Robert Davis had 167 and 66 yards respectively.

Georgia State outgained Samford 463-298 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-15 by the Panthers.

Samford lost the time of possession battle 30:58/29:02, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Samford looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Arkansas. Georgia State will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chattanooga.