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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

Trojans upset on the road

KeyShon Taggart Staff Writer   The Troy Trojans fell to the Liberty Flames 22-16 on the road on Saturday, the first road loss on the year. After a quiet first quarter, the Trojans would score in the final seconds with 23 yard touchdown from Sawyer Smith to Deondre Douglas to complete a 6 play, 86-yard drive. Read More

Trojans take top spot in East

Daniel Hunt Staff Writer Troy showed Veterans Memorial Stadium just how dominant a team it can be in Saturday’s game. Troy (4-1, 2-0 Sunbelt) capped off the 45-21 win over Coastal Carolina (3-2, 1-1 Sunbelt) in large part due to nine total team sacks, the most against any team in any game in the NCAA this Read More