Williams, Grainger TDs help Georgia State defeat Texas State

Oct 23, 2021, 5:27 AM | Updated: 5:28 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Jamyest Williams ran for two touchdowns and Darren Grainger threw for two more as Georgia State defeated Texas State 28-16 on Saturday.

Williams, who rushed for 77 yards, scored on bursts up the middle for touchdowns of 18 and 28 yards. Tucker Gregg gained 115 yards for the Panthers, giving him 1,072 in his career. Georgia State (3-4, 2-1 Sun Belt) piled up 298 yards on the ground.

Grainger added a career-high 106 yards on the ground while also passing for 200 yards. He completed 16 of 25 passes with a 35-yard touchdown bomb to Jamari Thrash and a 27-yard score to Aubry Payne.

Brady McBride completed 27 of 47 passes for 255 yards for Texas State (2-5, 1-2). McBride’s 8-yard touchdown run pulled the Bobcats to 14-13 in the second quarter.

Texas State could only manage a Seth Keller field goal — his third of the game — after halftime.

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