ECU has never played Georgia State in football, thus Saturday’s meeting will be the first meeting between the two programs. Mike Houston and his staff do have experience coaching against Georgia State head coach Shawn Elliot and offensive coordinator Brad Glenn at past stops in their careers.

Below are some interesting notes and pieces of information ahead of ECU’s first road game of the season. You can also find a preview of the game here.

  • Georgia State is in its 11th season of football, and seventh at the FBS level
  • Georgia State is 0-1 on the season after losing to Louisiana 34-31 in overtime on Sept. 19
  • ECU is also 0-1 after dropping their season-opener to UCF 51-28 last weekend
  • Georgia State will return to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Sept. 27, 2027 to complete the back-end of a home-and-home series with ECU
  • Georgia State head coach Shawn Elliot is 4-1 all-time against ECU as an assistant at Appalachian State and South Carolina
  • ECU head coach Mike Houston and defensive coordinator Blake Harrell led The Citadel to a 23-22 victory over an Elliot-led South Carolina team on Nov. 21, 2015
  • Georgia State appeared in its third bowl game in the last five seasons in 2019 after going 7-6
  • ECU enters on a three-game non-conference win streak, and has won five of its last seven
  • ECU is on a six-game road opener losing streak — began with a 33-23 loss to South Carolina in 2014
  • Georgia State went 5-1 at home in 2019
  • ECU — at least one passing touchdown in 10-straight games (11 of last 12)
  • Georgia State broke 17 single-game program records and 25 season records in 2019
  • ECU is 13-7 since 2000 when playing current FBS or FCS programs for the first time — last win was against Gardner-Webb in 2019 (48-9)
  • ECU — first trip to Atlanta to play football since 1992 Peach Bowl victory over NC State
  • Georgia State finished 13th in the FBS with 241.6 rushing yards per game in 2019
  • ECU owns a 38-55 record against regular season non-conference opponents since 1997
  • ECU — 26-57-1 in road openers since 1932 — last win was Sept. 28, 2013 against UNC (55-31)
  • ECU is 162-161-4 in October — has lost 13 of last 15 October games since 2015
  • ECU has lost seven consecutive road games in October — last win was against SMU in 2015
  • Georgia State has averaged 253.3 rushing yards per game in its last 10 games
  • Georgia State’s current offensive line has made 91 career starts, including 38 from left guard Shamarious Gilmore
  • ECU is 3-1 all-time against current FBS programs from the state of Georgia
  • ECU’s last road opener in the month of October was Oct. 5, 1974 against NC State
  • ECU is 23-27 all-time against the Sun Belt Conference
  • ECU is 5-4 all-time on Oct. 3 since 1953 — last win was in 2015 against SMU (49-23)

Saturday’s game is scheduled to kick-off at noon in Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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