Georgia State inside linebacker Trajan Stephens-McQueen is the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording a school-record 20 tackles to lead a gutty performance by the GSU defense in the Panthers' 28-20 victory over Army.
Playing against Army's tough triple-option that held the ball for more than 38 minutes, Stephens-McQueen played all 72 snaps on defense. The junior from Charlotte, N.C., made 10 solo stops, along with 10 assists.
Stephens-McQueen's play helped the defense overcome the loss of two starters who went down with injuries in the first half, including fellow inside linebacker and captain Ed Curney.
Stephens-McQueen is now the leading tackler in the Sun Belt Conference with 9.9 per game. He also leads the Panthers with two interceptions.
The victory over Army is the third straight win for Georgia State, which is off to its best start as an FBS program. Georgia State hosts Sun Belt foe Troy Saturday at 7 p.m. at Georgia State Stadium. For tickets, call 404-413-4020 or visit GeorgiaStateSports.com/tix.