Georgia State Univeristy Panthers football received their first ever bowl game victory over Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. They outscored Western Kentucky 27-17 in the 2017 Cure Bowl. I guess Georgia State University cured their historical winless bowl game record.
The Panthers improved to 7-5, while the Hilltoppers fell to 6-7. I was not able to watch this game. However, I have decided to write a sports recap for every 2017 bowl game. Georgia State scored in each quarter of this game.
They lead 13-10 at halftime and never relinquished their lead. Georgia State Universtiy Panthers shut down completely Western Kentucky’s running game. Western Kentucky gained negative 2 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Georgia State University gained 143 yards rushing and 276 yards passing. Western Kentucky gained minus 2 yards rushing and 351 yards passing. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers committed three turnovers.
Georgia State University Panthers committed just one turnover. This game was played in Orlando, Florida. This was actually Georgia State University football teams first ever bowl game victory. This Football Bowl Subdivision college football team was founded in 2010.
Georgia State University scored first with a first quarter field goal. Western Kentucky countered with a touchdown, but would be the last time they lead in this game. Georgia State built a 17 point lead that was never threatened by Western Kentucky.
I am glad that this game was not a blowout, as often times occur in college football bowl games. This was the third annual Cure Bowl with Georgia State Unviersity having a 1-1 record. This was the first time Western Kentucky has played in the Cure Bowl.
This Cure Bowl matched teams from Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference.
Aaron B. is the creator of Sports Recaps, host of the Sports Recaps podcast, and blogger at SportsRecaps.com. He grew up a huge sports fan in the Denver, Colorado area. Now he blogs about sporting events and creates recaps for you.