PENN STATE-GEORGIA STATE GAME NOTES
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 5 Penn State concludes its non-conference slate and season-opening homestand with a primetime contest against Georgia State in Beaver Stadium. Kick time Saturday is set for 7:30 p.m. on BTN.
Penn State looks to continue its strong start to the season in all three phases of the game. The Nittany Lion defense did not allow a touchdown in its first seven quarters and leads the nation with an average of 11.5 tackles for loss per game. The unit also leads the Big Ten and ranks seventh in FBS with an average of just 7.0 points per game allowed and ranks 17th overall in total defense, yielding just 250.5 yards per game. Penn State’s punt units are among the best in the nation in both directions, as DeAndre Thompkinsleads the Big Ten and ranks fifth in FBS with 22.6 yards per return, while the punt return defense boasts a net average return of 0.0.