24-Hour Rule: Next Up, Georgia Tech
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)
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