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Scott's overtime FG lifts Troy over UAB 34-31


TROY, Ala. (AP) Will Scott kicked a 30-yard field goal to give Troy a 34-31 season-opening win over UAB on Saturday.

The Trojans rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit, tying it on a 1-yard run by quarterback Deon Anthony with 3:17 remaining.

UAB had the first overtime possession and botched the snap on a 37-yard field goal attempt. On Troy's first overtime play, Anthony had a 16-yard run. Two plays later, Scott won it.

Troy quarterback Corey Robinson finished 30-for-32 passing for 319 yards and a touchdown. He set a Sun Belt Conference record for completion percentage and tied a 45-year-old school record with 20 consecutive completions.

UAB's Austin Brown passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns, including a 62-yarder to Jamarcus Nelson in the third quarter that gave the Blazers a 31-17 lead.

Nelson totaled 367 all-purpose yards to set a UAB school record and scored on a school-record 97-yard kickoff return.

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Scoring Summary
TROYBrandon Burks 10 yd run (Will Scott kick)
UABJamarcus Nelson 21 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
UABJamari Staples 42 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
UABTy Long 50 yd FG
TROYEric Thomas 23 yd pass from Corey Robinson (Will Scott kick)
UABJamarcus Nelson 97 yd kick return (Ty Long kick)
TROYWill Scott 18 yd FG
UABJamarcus Nelson 62 yd pass from Austin Brown (Ty Long kick)
TROYJordan Chunn 11 yd run (Will Scott kick)
TROYDeon Anthony 1 yd run (Will Scott kick)
TROYWill Scott 30 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1925
Third Down Efficiency2-146-13
Fourth Down Efficiency2-32-2
Plays-Net Yards66-45372-497
Passing Yds339319
Kick Return Yds20550
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.29:1130:49
Individual Stats
UAB: Darrin Reaves 23-110, Greg Franklin 4-14, Jonathan Perry 1-4, Team 1--6, Austin Brown 2--8
TROY: Jordan Chunn 10-65, Deon Anthony 12-61, Brandon Burks 9-41, Chandler Worthy 2-13, Khary Franklin 1-2, Team 1--1, Corey Robinson 4--3
UAB: Austin Brown 19-29-301-0, Jonathan Perry 2-6-38-0
TROY: Corey Robinson 30-32-319-0, Deon Anthony 0-1-0-0
UAB: Jamarcus Nelson 10-199, Jamari Staples 6-103, Kennard Backman 2-29, Darrin Reaves 2-5, Nolen Smith 1-3
TROY: Eric Thomas 5-69, Bryan Holmes 5-32, Brandon Burks 5-29, Chandler Worthy 3-62, Jordan Chunn 3-22, Wilson Van Hooser 3-21, Deon Anthony 2-58, B.J. Chitty 2-9, Chris Williams 1-10, Khary Franklin 1-7

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