The first two weeks of the 2016 college football season for the Wisconsin Badgers went pretty well after they upset LSU in Week 1 and then destroyed Akron last week. However, Week 3 was almost the charm for them to lose as they just barely escaped against Georgia State.
The Badgers did not look good in the first half at all as they only put six points up. They also needed a late rally to pull ahead of the Panthers.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Panthers trailed 13-10 when Conner Manning led his team down the field. They capped off the big drive with a nine-yard scamper by Kyler Neal.
However, the Badgers wouldn’t be beat as they continued to play hard. They used another pair of Raphael Galianone field goals to reclaim the lead with just over three minutes left in the game.
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For Georgia State, Manning finished with 269 yards and a touchdown to Robert Davis, who finished with 93 yards on a team high eight catches. Glenn White led the team with 131 yards on five receptions.
The Badgers were without Corey Clement in the backfield, but Dare Ogunbowale and Bradrick Shaw did a good job of filling in for him with 127 yards between them.
The Badgers barely move to 3-0 on the year and now begin a tough Big Ten stretch with a road trip to Michigan State next week. Georgia State is no 0-3 and will look to record their first win of the season as they open Sun Belt playon the road against Appalachian State on Oct. 1.