Ellington’s 5 TD passes rally Georgia State past Furman
Ellington completed 29 of 37 passes for 362 yards and no interceptions. His passer rating was 205.2. Furman’s Darren Grainger completed 16 of 25 for 323 yards with four TDs and no interceptions. His passer rating was 225.3
Both teams rushed for more than 200 yards and passed for more than 300 as they combined for 1,104 yards of offense.
Tra Barnett had an 18-yard TD run and Ellington threw his first TD pass of the game as Georgia State (2-0) closed to within 20-17 at halftime. Ellington threw three more TD passes in the third quarter and the Panthers led 38-28 heading to the fourth.
Grainger scored on a 12-yard run with 3:26 remaining, but Furman (1-1) went three-and-out on its only subsequent possession.