South Alabama at Troy

Thomas' 2 TDs lift Troy over South Alabama 34-33

By Associated Press

TROY, Ala. (AP) Eric Thomas caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Corey Robinson with seven seconds left in the game to lift Troy to a 34-33 victory over South Alabama on Saturday.

Thomas, who had five catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns, became the Sun Belt Conference all-time leader in touchdown receptions (26).

South Alabama (2-3, 1-1 Sun Belt) took a 33-27 lead when Jereme Jones scored on a 65-yard catch and run to cap a 99-yard scoring drive with 48 seconds remaining.

Corey Robinson completed 20 of 26 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner to Thomas. Deon Anthony added 95 yards passing and two touchdowns for Troy (3-3, 1-1).

Ross Metheny and Brandon Bridge combined for 471 yards, on 24-of-41 passing, and two touchdowns. They also led South Alabama in rushing with 55 and 54 yards, respectively.

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Scoring Summary
TROYBryan Holmes 9 yd pass from Deon Anthony (Will Scott kick)
SALACris Dinham 5 yd run (Aleem Sunanon kick)
TROYEric Thomas 62 yd pass from Deon Anthony (Will Scott kick)
TROYWill Scott 20 yd FG
TROYBryan Holmes 10 yd pass from Corey Robinson (Will Scott kick)
SALAJay Jones 10 yd run (blocked XP)
SALABryant Lavender 56 yd pass from Brandon Bridge (failed 2pt pass)
TROYWill Scott 23 yd FG
SALARoss Metheny 16 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
SALAJereme Jones 65 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Corey Besteda 2pt pass from Ross Metheny)
TROYEric Thomas 20 yd pass from Corey Robinson (Will Scott kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3024
Third Down Efficiency7-166-14
Fourth Down Efficiency1-31-1
Plays-Net Yards83-63072-434
Passing Yds471305
Kick Return Yds92121
Punt Return Yds1416
Time of Poss.32:1127:49
Individual Stats
SALA: Ross Metheny 10-55, Brandon Bridge 11-54, Jay Jones 13-38, Cris Dinham 6-11, Trey Fetner 2-1
TROY: Brandon Burks 17-100, Deon Anthony 10-38, Jordan Chunn 6-26, Khary Franklin 1-1, Team 1--2, Corey Robinson 3--34
SALA: Ross Metheny 15-21-236-0, Brandon Bridge 11-20-235-0
TROY: Corey Robinson 20-26-210-0, Deon Anthony 4-8-95-0
SALA: Shavarez Smith 6-106, Wes Saxton 6-95, Jay Jones 4-43, Jereme Jones 3-84, Bryant Lavender 3-68, Danny Woodson 3-61, Cris Dinham 1-14
TROY: Bryan Holmes 6-93, Eric Thomas 5-129, Brandon Burks 5-22, Chris Williams 3-17, B.J. Chitty 2-17, K.D. Edenfield 1-20, Jordan Chunn 1-5, Felton Payton 1-2
South Alabama8th Sun Belt 2-66-7
Troy3rd Sun Belt 6-210-3

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