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San Jose State proved it was worth a bowl berth despite a 5-7 record, defeating Georgia State 27-16 in the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Saturday.
Kenny Potter scored on a 42-yard run and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Josh Oliver in San Jose State's 27-16 comeback victory over Georgia State on Saturday night in the inaugural Cure Bowl.
Final: San Jose State 27, Georgia State 16
San Jose State came into today 5-7 but with a win over Georgia State at the Autonation Cure Bowl they'll end the season as winners of a Bowl game. The Spartans ran for 200 yards and allowed only 23 yards on the ground. Boxscore
San Jose State leading by 6
San Jose State scored on a field goal with 2 seconds left in the third quarter, giving the Spartans a 13-7 lead over Georgia State into the fourth quarter of the Cure Bowl. Follow live
San Jose St. leads at halftime of Cure Bowl
The Spartans had a Hail Mary at the end of the half wiped out by penalty, but they still lead Georgia State 10-7 at the Cure Bowl. Follow live
San Jose State scores on punt return
Tyler Ervin returned a punt 85 yards for a TD to give San Jose State at 10-0 lead over Georgia State in the second quarter of the inaugural Cure Bowl. Follow live
San Jose St. vs. Georgia St. in Cure Bowl
Georgia State enters this game on a four-game winning streak, matching the school record set in its inaugural season of football in 2010. The Panthers' six wins equals a school single-season record also set in 2010. Follow live
Panthers are hot at the right time
Georgia State is appearing in a bowl game for the first time in its program's brief six-season history. The Panthers are 6-6 this season after going a combined 5-41 over the previous four seasons. Georgia State enters this game on a four-game winning streak.
In its first-ever bowl game, Georgia State will have to contain San Jose State's Tyler Ervin, who is one of the best backs few have heard of.
Expect offense in the AutoNation Cure Bowl
San Jose State is favored (-2) against Georgia State in its bowl game on Dec. 19. Our experts believe San Jose State QB Kenny Potter and Georgia State QB Nick Arbuckle will light up the score board trying to outduel each other, easily passing the O/U at 55. Bowl betting guide (Insider)
Will Panthers end fairy tale season with a Win?
Georgia State, who didn't beat an FBS team during its first two seasons as an FBS member, ended this season at 7-6. Meanwhile, San Jose State lost three of its last four games. Who does Mark Schlabach think will win the AutoNation Cure Bowl? Schlabach: Bowl predictions
Can Spartans stop Panthers?
Georgia State is red hot (yes you read that right). So, can San Jose State crash the party? Our Adam Rittenberg says don't count on it. 40 bowls, 41 predictions
Georgia State looking for great bookend
GSU is bowl eligible, and that's a surprise. If San Jose State underestimates the plucky Panthers in the Cure Bowl, the Spartans may be the fifth straight team to fall victim to Georgia State. Ranking best (and worst) bowls
San Jose State out of the Mountain West will face Georgia State from the Sun Belt on Dec. 19 in the Cure Bowl.
Cure Bowl teams announced
San Jose State and Georgia State will face off in the Cure Bowl. The game, which will be played in Orlando, will occur at noon on Dec. 19.
A lack of six-win, bowl-eligible teams has allowed 5-7 Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State to earn bowl berths, while Illinois and Rice were eliminated from bowl contention.
Nick Arbuckle threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns and Georgia State defeated rival Georgia Southern 34-7 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the first time in school history.
Georgia State bowl eligible with 34-7 win
The Panthers' trouncing of the Eagles marks their sixth win of the season, making Georgia State bowl eligible. The real difference came in the air, where the Panthers tallied 346 passing yards to the Eagles' 68. Box score
Neal, Panthers running away with it
Kyler Neal runs for another TD, this time a 28-yarder. The Panthers put the game nearly out of reach in the fourth quarter with a 34-7 lead over the Georgia Southern Eagles.
Eagles force a fumble, Panthers recover
Georgia Southern LB Chris DeLaRosa forces Georgia State's Taz Bateman to fumble the ball after a 44-yard effort, but the Panthers recover it for a first down.
Neal extends Panthers' lead to 20
Kyler Neal runs into traffic for a one-yard TD. Georgia State leads Georgia Southern 27-7 early in the fourth quarter.
Panthers take a two-score lead
Georgia State QB Nick Arbuckle's third TD pass of the game is to Keith Rucker. The Panthers lead 20-7 in Statesboro.
Davis flops after scoring touchdown
After Robert Davis hauled in an 18-yard TD pass from QB Nick Arbuckle, he appeared to flop after a Georgia Southern player made contact with him. After a failed PAT, Georgia State leads 13-7.
Panthers and Eagles tied at the half
Despite only rushing for 19 yards in the first half, Georgia State is tied 7-7 with Georgia Southern. Watch highlights