Cougars Host Panthers Of Georgia State

By NATE GRIFFIN, SportsRadio 610
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(credit: Georgia State Athletics)

(credit: Georgia State Athletics)

The Houston Cougars finally get to play at home after a couple of wins on the road against North Texas and barely escaping Louisiana Tech in Ruston, 35-34, last Saturday. This Saturday the Cougars will host Hall of Fame Head Coach Bill Curry and his 1-2 Georgia State Panthers at Robertson Stadium.

Curry is in his 4th season as the Panthers head coach and has served in the same capacity at Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia Tech. He has also worked as an assistant with the Green Bay Packers where, during his playing days, snapped the ball to the likes of Bart Starr. During his ten year NFL career, he also played with the Baltimore Colts, Houston Oilers, and Los Angeles Rams, include in that three Super Bowls Championships, two with the Packers and one with Johnny Unitas and the Colts.

Georgia State officially launched their football program April 17, 2008 and made Curry their first head coach. They played their inaugural game September 2, 2010 at the Georgia Dome and defeated Shorter University, 41-7. Curry’s record stands at 7-7 after finishing 6-5 in 2010 and starting 1-2 in 2011. 

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