9 Georgia State football notes

Georgia State celebrates a touchdown in Friday's loss to Charlotte. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

Georgia State celebrates a touchdown. PHOTO / JASON GETZ

Some Georgia State football notes provided by the sports information department to continue to whet your appetite ahead of the Cure Bowl on Dec. 19 in Orlando:

  1. During its current four-game winning streak, Georgia State is averaging 32.5 points and 511.2 yards of offense and allowing 14.25 points and 328 yards per game.
  2. The seven points allowed in last week’s 34-7 win over Georgia Southern equaled the Georgia State record and are the fewest allowed under coach Trent Miles. The last time Georgia Southern scored as few as seven points at home was a 2002 loss to Wofford.
  3. Quarterback Nick Arbuckle leads the Sun Belt with 346.7 passing yards per game, which ranks sixth in FBS. Arbuckle leads the Sun Belt Conference in total offense (340.3 ypg, eighth in FBS) and completion percentage (64.1) and is second in touchdown passes (26) and pass efficiency (152.8).
  4. With 4,160 yards passing, Arbuckle posted the second-best single-season total in Sun Belt history. He is 94 yards behind the conference record of 4,254 yards by Troy’s Levi Brown in 2009.
  5. Freshman Penny Hart the leads the Sun Belt with 71 receptions (ties school’s season record) for 1,095 yards (Sun Belt freshman record) and eight touchdowns (ties GSU season record). He is second among FBS freshmen in receptions (5.9 pg), receiving yards (91.3 pg) and touchdowns (8).
  6. Georgia State receivers Hart, Robert Davis and Donovan Harden are Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in the conference in receiving yards per game. They have combined for 166 receptions, 2,596 yards and 18 touchdowns. Tight end Keith Rucker has 39 catches for 522 yards and six scores.
  7. Georgia State’s defense has held five consecutive opponents to no more than 23 points.
  8. Senior linebacker Joseph Peterson is fourth among active FBS players with 371 career tackles. He is second in the Sun Belt this season and broke his own Georgia State season record with 106 tackles.
  9. Senior safety Tarris Batiste grabbed two interceptions against Georgia Southern to raise his season total to a Georgia State record four. He also tied the GSU career record of five.

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