Georgia State OC Jeff Jagodzinski previews Liberty

Taz Bateman led Georgia State in rushing in last week's loss to Charlotte. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

Taz Bateman won’t be back to help Georgia State’s offense. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

Georgia State (1-2) will host Liberty (2-2) on Saturday at the Georgia Dome. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m.

The Flames were No.. 10 in the FCS poll before last week’s 34-13 loss to Southern Illinois. The Panthers were off.

Here’s Jagodzinski, with some facts in italics:

What does Liberty do well?

They are really well coached. What they do is make sure that their alignment is correct and they play fundamentally sound techniques.

The Flames are allowing averages of 27.2 points, 122.5 rushing yards and 262.2 passing yards per game.

Are they a complex blitzing team?

No. They’ve got one or two fronts and coverages that they like to play and they are really good at them. We will see some blitzing probably in the red zone, a little bit on third down. We are looking forward to playing these guys.

The Flames have allowed eight sacks this year. Opponents are scoring 76 percent of the time in the red zone. They are scoring touchdowns 48 percent of the time in the red zone. Georgia State scores on 75 percent (9 of 12) of its trips in the red zone, with touchdowns on 50 percent of its trips.

With wide receiver Donovan Harden possibly coming back, how do you use everybody?

We will have certain packages for those guys so that we can get certain guys on the field at the same time. We can do that through formation and personnel.

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