24-Hour Rule: Next Up, Georgia Tech

Brett Friedlander

Most coaches have a 24-hour rule that allows their players to celebrate wins (or sulk over losses) for a day following their most recent game. After those 24 hours are up, it's time to move on and start preparing for the next game.

In keeping with that philosophy, it's time to put State's 34-20 loss to Louisville into the history books and begin looking ahead to the next challenge and a short turnaround:

Opponent: Georgia Tech (2-8, 2-6 ACC)

When: Thursday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium (57,583)

TV: ESPN

Series record: Georgia Tech leads 19-10 (10-4 in Atlanta)

Last meeting: Georgia Tech won 56-23, Nov. 8, 2014

Opponent's last game: Lost to Virginia Tech 45-0

Top players: RS-Freshman QB James Graham  75-158-7  995 yards  8 TD

                      RS-Sophomore RB Jordan Mason 134 carries  721 yards  7 TD

                      RS-Sophomore WR Adonicus Sanders 19 catches  249 yards  

                      Freshman WR Ahmarean Brown  18 catches  365 yards  5 TD

                      Junior ILB David Curry  81 tackles  2 sacks  1 INT

                      Sophomore OLB Charlie Thomas 57 tackles  9 TFL  2 sacks

BetOnline opening odds: State plus 1

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