Troy at South Alabama

Troy 31, South Alabama 10


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A strong defensive performance and a balanced offensive attack helped Troy beat South Alabama 31-10 Saturday.

Troy (3-2, 2-1) started off slow against Sun Belt rival South Alabama, as Corey Robinson threw an interception on the Trojans' first possession. But the Jaguars couldn't take advantage of the turnover, punting after three plays.

After an early 21-yard field goal by Troy's Will Scott and a 1-yard run by Justin Albert pushed the Trojan's lead to 10-0, South Alabama's Trey Fetner's 3-yard touchdown cut the lead to 10-7 after the first quarter. Albert finished with 30 yards on eight carries.

South Alabama (1-3, 0-1) never got any closer, scoring just 3 points the rest of the second quarter, and going scoreless in the second half.

Troy's defense held strong for the victory, giving up less than 50 yards and allowing only two first downs in the entire second half.

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Scoring Summary
TROYWill Scott 21 yd FG
TROYJustin Albert 1 yd run (Will Scott kick)
SALATrey Fetner 3 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
TROYChandler Worthy 7 yd pass from Deon Anthony (Will Scott kick)
TROYCorey Robinson 2 yd run (Will Scott kick)
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 53 yd FG
TROYD.J. Taylor 1 yd run (Will Scott kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2813
Third Down Efficiency7-123-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards78-49563-252
Passing Yds28159
Kick Return Yds2857
Punt Return Yds140
Time of Poss.32:5227:8
Individual Stats
TROY: Shawn Southward 17-86, Deon Anthony 7-37, D.J. Taylor 9-35, Justin Albert 10-30, Chandler Worthy 3-30, Corey Robinson 4--1, Team 1--3
SALA: C.J. Bennett 7-79, Demetre Baker 16-62, T.J. Glover 10-46, Trey Fetner 2-4, Kendall Houston 2-3, Ross Metheny 6--1
TROY: Corey Robinson 15-24-223-3, Deon Anthony 3-3-58-0
SALA: Ross Metheny 6-10-37-1, C.J. Bennett 2-10-22-1
TROY: Chandler Worthy 5-48, Eric Thomas 3-78, Chip Reeves 3-67, Shawn Southward 3-13, Chris Williams 2-51, Jarod Lee 1-19, Jaquon Robinson 1-5
SALA: Corey Besteda 3-27, Jereme Jones 2-30, Jared Palmer 1-1, Corey Waldon 1-1, Demetre Baker 1-0
Troy3rd Sun Belt 6-210-3
South Alabama8th Sun Belt 2-66-7

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