The Tribe (1-4, 1-2) out-rushed Georgia State 312 yards to 92. After Wil Lutz kicked a 37-yard, first-quarter field goal for the Panthers (0-5, 0-1) to open the scoring, William & Mary scored 35 unanswered points. Twenty-eight came off four of Georgia State's seven turnovers.
McBride scored on runs of 11 and 36 yards. Quarterback Raphael Ortiz scored two short rushing touchdowns while Darnell Laws' 26-yard run in the third quarter put William & Mary up 21-3.
In his first start, Georgia State quarterback Ronnie Bell was intercepted four times while completing 13 of 26 passes for 157 yards. Donald Russell led the Panthers with 107 yards rushing. Bell's fumble on a sack was one of three lost by Georgia State.