Georgia State Beats Ball State 51-20 in Camellia Bowl

Camellia Bowl Football

Georgia State quarterback Darren Grainger (3) holds the MVP trophy after the team’s Camellia Bowl NCAA college football game against Ball State, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, in Montgomery, Ala. Georgia State won 51-20. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Darren Grainger passed for 203 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 122 yards and a fourth score to lead Georgia State to a 51-20 victory over Ball State in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday.

The game was played at Cramton Bowl in downtown Montgomery. This was the 8th annual game.

Grainger completed 15 of 19 passes and carried 11 times, including 34 yards untouched into the end zone. It was his first 100-yard rushing game of his career.

Ball State couldn’t summon up many big plays after Drew Plitt’s 56-yard touchdown bomb to Jayshon Jackson for an early lead.

Tight end Aubrey Payne had two touchdown catches for Georgia State.

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