Scores

Final

S Carolina St 33

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Georgia State 6

(0-1, 0-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, August 30, 2012

Georgia Dome, ATLANTA, GA

1 2 3 4 T
SCST 7 7 7 1233
GAST 0 3 3 06

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cue (SCST) - 300 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Pendergrass (SCST) - 11 CAR, 50 YDS

Receiving: L. Elmore (SCST) - 3 REC, 117 YDS, 1 TD

SC State 33, Georgia State 6

Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Richard Cue passed for 300 yards and three touchdowns to lead South Carolina State to a 33-6 rout of Georgia State on Thursday in the season opener for both teams.

On the game's third play from scrimmage, Cue hit Lennel Elmore for a 72-yard scoring pass. He later threw touchdown passes of 22 and 13 yards to Tyler McDonald. On the night, he was 19 for 29 with two interceptions. But those miscues hardly mattered.

Ben McLane, Georgia State's freshman quarterback, struggled. He completed 7 of 15 passes for just 54 yards and was sacked five times. On the Panthers' first possession of the second half, Matt Ehasz kicked a 25-yard field goal to pull Georgia State within 14-6.

But Cue capped off the ensuing drive with a 13-yard strike to McDonald to put the game away for good.

Dominique Mitchell returned a late fumble for a 68-yard touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SCST
GAST
1st Downs2512
Total Yards488229
Passing300130
Rushing18899
Penalties12-1013-20
3rd Down Conversions9-172-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers23
Possession35:4024:20

Passing Leaders

South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cue19/2930010.332
Georgia StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill7/13765.801

Rushing Leaders

South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pendergrass11504.5012
Cue9475.2019
Georgia StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Russell1212010.0052
Hill791.307

Receiving Leaders

South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Elmore311739.0172
Davis1011011.0023
Georgia StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson34414.7020
Williams34314.3020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSCSTGAST
TD14:06Lennel Elmore 72 Yd Pass From Richard Cue (Nick Belcher Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERSCSTGAST
FG06:33Matt Ehasz 36 Yd 73
TD00:14Tyler McDonald 22 Yd Pass From Richard Cue (Nick Belcher Kick) 143
THIRD QUARTERSCSTGAST
FG10:56Matt Ehasz 25 Yd 146
TD06:32Tyler McDonald 13 Yd Pass From Richard Cue (Nick Belcher Kick) 216
FOURTH QUARTERSCSTGAST
FG14:17Nick Belcher 21 Yd 246
FG05:40Nick Belcher 26 Yd 276
TD01:14Dominique Mitchell 68 Yd Fumble Return (Pat Failed) 336