Georgia State football’s coach wins first title in four seasons
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Posted June 30, 2020 09:13:25Georgia State’s football team has reached its first bowl game in four years, defeating Western Kentucky 29-14 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Sunday.
The Bulldogs (9-1, 5-1 Mountain West) have played in all 12 games and earned a spot in the playoff semifinals.
Georgia State earned the right to host the national championship game after losing to Western Kentucky in the Big East Championship in April.
The Bulldogs are also looking to avoid a fourth consecutive season without a bowl appearance.
Head coach Joe Davis has built a program that won seven consecutive games from 2008-10.
The Falcons had just seven wins in their previous 12 seasons before the 2016 season, and Davis is the first coach in the program’s history to lead his team to bowl games.
After a scoreless first half, Georgia State was able to pull away in the second half.
Davis finished the first half with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.
The team finished with more than 30 points and more than 10 rebounds in the first quarter.
This was Georgia State’s second victory in three games this season.
The Rams beat Southern Mississippi 27-21 in the Georgia Dome on Dec. 15.
Eastern Washington and Georgia Tech also defeated opponents in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I football playoffs on Sunday, but the teams were separated by three points.
Eastern Washington defeated Montana State 31-14, 35-28, 45-31, 55-39 and 63-50 to advance to the second round of the postseason.
Georgia Tech was up 28-10, 27-13, 21-17, 24-21 and 29-21, respectively.
The Falcons lost their second straight bowl game, losing in the final to Arizona State 41-21.
Posted June 30, 2020 09:13:25Georgia State’s football team has reached its first bowl game in four years, defeating Western Kentucky…