2010 Georgia State Panthers football team

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2010 Georgia State Panthers football
Georgia State Athletics Wordmark.gif
Conference Independent
2010 record 6–5
Head coach Bill Curry (1st year)
Home stadium Georgia Dome (c. 28,155)
Seasons
2011 »
2010 NCAA Division I FCS independents football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Old Dominion           8 3  
Georgia State           6 5  
Lamar           5 6  
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2010 Georgia State Panthers football team represented Georgia State University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) college football during the 2010 season. Georgia State played their first-ever season of football in 2010 and were classified as an independent school, meaning they had no athletic conference affiliation. Bill Curry guided the new program's team to a 6–5 record, while all of their home games are played in the Georgia Dome.

The team's first official practice took place on August 14, 2009, and the team played its first official public spring scrimmage at the Georgia Dome on April 10, 2010, before 3,192 fans. The Panthers played their first football game at home (the Georgia Dome) on September 2, 2010, against Shorter University (Mid-South Conference) (NAIA). In front of a crowd of 30,237[1] the Panthers won the game 41-7.[2]

The Panthers football program gained national exposure when it played 10th ranked Alabama of the FBS on November 18. Over 100,000 people attended the game held in Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, and it was broadcast live on the ESPNU television network. Georgia State lost the game 63–7.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:30 p.m. Shorter Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA W 41–7   30,237
September 11 1:00 p.m. Lambuth Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA L 14–23   12,647
September 18 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville State Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA CSS L 27–34 OT  16,128
September 25 1:00 p.m. Campbell Barker–Lane StadiumBuies Creek, NC W 24–21   3,021
October 2 1:00 p.m. Morehead Statedagger Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA CSS W 37–10   15,264
October 9 1:00 p.m. Savannah State Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA W 55–21   14,908
October 16 1:00 p.m. North Carolina Central Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA W 20–17 OT  13,378
October 23 3:30 p.m. Old Dominion Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA Comcast network L 20–34   19,782
October 30 5:00 p.m. South Alabama Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL L 34–39   23,446
November 6 1:00 p.m. Lamar Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA W 23–17   14,689
November 18 7:30 p.m. #10 (FBSAlabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPNU L 7–63   101,821
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Curry leads Georgia State to win". ESPN.com. September 3, 2010. Archived from the original on 6 September 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Penalties hamper Shorter in 41-7 loss to Georgia State". Shorter University. September 2, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 October 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010.