The Army Black Knights are set to visit Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia for a Week 8 clash against the Georgia State Panthers. The Army Black Knights come into this matchup with a 3-3 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 17-8. QB Kelvin Hopkins Jr. struggled to get much going for the Black Knights as he connected on 5 of his 12 pass attempts for 71 yards and a TD. Junior RB Sandon McCoy was bottled up by the Western Kentucky defense as he ran for 41 yards on 11 carries.
The Army Black Knights struggled on the defensive side of the ball as they allowed the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to score 17 points and rack up a total of 365 yards of offense. Senior LB Cole Christiansen led the way for the Army defense as he contributed 13 tackles and half a sack. Senior DB Elijah Riley had a productive game from the secondary as he contributed 11 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and 1 sack.
The Georgia State Panthers come into this matchup with a 4-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 31-21. QB Dan Ellington struggled to get much offense going through the air as he threw for 122 yards, 1 TD, and 1 interception, but he had a big game on the ground as he ran for 128 yards. The ground attack was strong for Georgia State as Tra Barnett and Seth Paige combined for 214 yards and 3 TDs.
The Georgia State Panthers were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as they held them to 21 points while forcing 2 turnovers. Senior LB Ed Curney led the way for the Georgia State defense as he contributed 10 tackles and half a TFL. Junior DE Hardrick Willis was able to get into the Coastal Carolina backfield as he racked up 1 sack while also forcing a fumble.