Georgia State vs West Virginia: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time, More

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer ISeptember 14, 2013

MORGANTOWN, WV - NOVEMBER 03:  Head coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts during the game against the TCU Horned Frogs on November 3, 2012 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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West Virginia will host Georgia State on Saturday in Morgantown, hoping to put the 16-7 loss to Oklahoma in the rearview mirror.

In the loss to the Sooners in Week 2, the Mountaineers scored first off a 75-yard touchdown run by junior Dreamius Smith in the first quarter, but failed to put up any more points after that. 

The Mountaineers committed four turnovers in the loss, as junior quarterback Paul Millard went 21-of-41 for 218 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception.

Georgia State has suffered losses to Samford and Chattanooga to start the 2013 campaign, giving up a combined 73 points in the process.

Let's take a look at the matchup on Saturday in Morgantown.

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When: Saturday, Sept. 14 at 12 p.m. ET

Where: Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, KY

Watch: Root Sports

Betting Line (via West Virginia -40


Georgia State Injuries (via USA Today)

Out: WR Nathaniel Minor (Knee), OL Jah-Mai Davidson (Concussion)

Questionable: No injuries to report

Probable: No injuries to report


West Virginia Injuries (via USA Today)

Out: DE Dozie Ezemma (Leg), LB Shaq Petteway (Knee), CB Nana Kyeremeh (Shoulder)

Questionable: No injuries to report

Probable: No injuries to report


Top Storyline: West Virginia Undergoes Major Changes on Offense

Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen—after seeing an ugly performance from Paul Millard against Oklahoma—has decided to re-open the quarterback competition, according to Greg Madia of The Daily Athenaeum.

Redshirt junior Clint Trickett and redshirt freshman Ford Childress have now entered the mix under center.

On top of that, junior college receivers Ronald Carswell, Kevin White and Mario Alford have supplanted Ivan McCartney, K.J. Myers and Daikiel Shorts on the depth chart.

Pat Eger will take over for Tyler Orlosky at center.

Apparently, Holgorsen has seen enough. 

It's going to be interesting to see if the changes make any difference in Morgantown. Obviously, Holgorsen wasn't happy with what he was seeing from several players, even if it came against Oklahoma.


Prediction: West Virginia 30, Georgia State 7

As bad as West Virginia's quarterback play has been, Georgia State's defense—particularly its run defense—has been horrendous. 

The Panthers have surrendered 36.5 points per game this season, despite playing FCS teams. 

Not only does Georgia State rank 53rd in the nation in yards per pass attempt allowed, it also ranks 106th in yards per carry ceded.

Even if West Virginia's passing game doesn't get going, the Panthers have been getting shredded on the ground. I expect senior Charles Sims and junior Dreamius Smith to have big games.


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