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West Virginia reaches deal with Neal Brown

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Troy head football coach Neal Brown has accepted a deal to be West Virginia’s head football coach, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Brown has agreed in principle to become the Mountaineers’ next head coach and will receive a six-year deal, according to Stadium Network’s Brett McMurphy. Brown was 35-16 in Read More

Bowl game, right?

KeyShon Taggart Staff Writer With the loss against Appalachian State, the Troy football team is now 9-3 and 7-1 in the Sun Belt, placing Troy second behind App. State in the Sun Belt East Division. The last game was not only a bid to place in the Sun Belt Championship game, but a chance to host Read More

Trojans fall in finale

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team concluded its regular season with a 21-10 loss at Appalachian State, ending the Trojans’ 13-game Sun Belt Conference win streak.  With the loss, the Trojans finish the season with a 7-1 conference record and a 9-3 overall record.  Troy claims a share of the first-ever East Division championship, Read More

Trojans escape Texas State, 12-7

Scott Shelton Staff Writer   The Troy defense forced six turnovers, five in the first half, as the Troy football team defeated Texas State 12-7 on Saturday. The Trojans remain unbeaten in Sun Belt play and will face Appalachian State next Saturday for the Sun Belt East Division title. Troy has now won 13 straight conference Read More

Troy to host Texas State for home finale

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team puts its undefeated Sun Belt record on the line against Texas State in Saturday’s last home game of the season at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Last Saturday against Georgia Southern, Troy fell behind early but took the lead just before halftime and never looked back.  “Saturday was probably the Read More

Trojan Football sits alone atop East

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer In one of the most important Sun Belt Conference matchups all season, the Troy football team (8-2, 6-0 Sun Belt) took down Georgia Southern 35-21 on the road, solidifying its chance at a conference championship.  Both teams came into the game with a 7-2 record and in control of their own destiny Read More

Trojans unbeaten in Sun Belt

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer Damion Willis’ career-high 213 receiving yards led the way against Louisiana-Lafayette (4-5, 2-3 Sun Belt) on homecoming Saturday, giving Troy football  (7-2, 5-0 Sun Belt) its 11th straight conference win with three games left to play. Willis ended his day with the most receiving yards in a game by a Sun Belt Read More

Sun Belt East Division at stake

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team will head to Statesboro, Georgia, on Saturday to play Georgia Southern in a game between two of the top teams in the Sun Belt Conference.  With Troy’s win and Georgia Southern’s loss on Saturday, the Trojans now have sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt East Read More

Troy on top for Homecoming, 26-16

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer   A 427-yard offensive effort powered the Troy football team (7-2, 5-0 Sunbelt) to its 11th straight conference victory over Louisiana-Lafayette (4-5, 2-3 Sunbelt) 26-16 on Homecoming Saturday After both teams traded field goals in the opening ten minutes, Sawyer Smith connected with Damion Willis on a 75-yard pass for the lone Read More

Division leaders to meet in Troy

Scott Shelton Staff Writer For  Homecoming, the Troy football team takes on Sun Belt West Division leader Louisiana-Lafayette this Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.  In a game of division leaders, both teams come in with momentum on their side with Troy taking down South Alabama and Louisiana defeating Arkansas State.  Louisiana is 4-4 on the season Read More

Down goes South, 38-17

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team scored 31 points in the first half and made key defensive plays on its way to defeating arch-rival South Alabama 38-17 on Tuesday night.  With the win, the Trojans move to 4-0 in Sun Belt Conference play and into a three-way tie for first place in the Sun Read More

Trojans upset on the road

Troy Athletics photo Redshirt sophomore quarterback Sawyer Smith (above), in his first start on the season, posted 135 yards through the air in Troy’s first road loss of the year. Smith went 13-25 with one interception while backup quarterback Gunnar Watson completed three of his four attempts for 25 yards. Liberty’s Stephen Calvert went 17-31 through Read More

The Battle for the Belt: the Sun Belt’s biggest cross-divisional rivalry game

Scott Shelton Staff Writer The Troy football team returns to Sun Belt Conference play against arch-rival South Alabama Jaguars following a loss to Liberty University in non-conference play and a bye week. The Trojans enter the game at 3-0 and in a three-way tie with Georgia Southern and Appalachian State for the Sun Belt East.  Troy Read More