ATLANTA — Drew Little threw for a 287 yards and four touchdowns to lead Georgia State to a 37-10 over Morehead State on Saturday.
Little, who completed 21 of 29 passes and no interceptions, threw touchdown passes of 12, 2, 6 and 12 yards for the Panthers (3-2).
“What I did today was because of the o-line, the wide-outs, the running backs,” said Little. “You have got to have the time to get it to the receivers and make a good play.”
Danny Williams caught eight balls for 101 yards to became the first player in the first-year program's history to surpass 100 receiving yards in a game.
The aggressive Georgia State defense frustrated a Morehead State offense that scored 45 points last week, limiting the Eagles (2-3) to 280 yards — 50 on the ground — and forced four turnovers.
Morehead State quarterback Zach Lewis was under pressure throughout the game, completing 27 of 44 passes for 230 yards and two interceptions. Lewis threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jaison Yoshimra for the Eagles' only touchdown. Ron McDermott had nine receptions for 79 yards.
Georgia State scored on its first two possession, with Little throwing to Giles for the a 6-yard touchdown and Parris Lee added a 4-yard scoring run for a 14-0 lead. The two teams exchanged field goals — Morehead State getting a 27-yarder from Ranier Duzan and Georgia State getting a school-record 49-yarder by Iain Vance.
Georgia State added two touchdown passes before the half to take a 30-3 lead and complete the team's most prolific first half of the season.
Georgia State picked up 152 yards rushing, with Travis Evans gaining 62 yards and Lee adding 38 yards and one touchdown. Desmond Cox led Morehead State with 38 rushing yards.
“I am proud of the team because I think there were distractions,” said Panther head coach Bill Curry. “We were anxious after the events of last week (against Campbell) and it was almost a matter of trying to calm the guys and get our heads on straight. They got it together and played about as well as we have played.”