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Surging Troy upsets No. 25 LSU 24-21 at Death Valley

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers basked in the scene of teammates cupping their hands around their ears to better hear the triumphant howls of several hundred traveling fans in a mostly empty, 102,000-seat Tiger Stadium.

Silvers was in the stands the last time Troy visited Death Valley in 2008, when LSU overcame a 31-3 second-half hole for the largest comeback in Tigers history. Memories of that game provided Silvers with particular satisfaction in being part of another Trojans squad that also took an early lead - and held on this time.

Jordan Chunn ran for 191 yards and a touchdown, Troy forced four turnovers and the surging Trojans upset the 25th-ranked Tigers 24-21 on Saturday night.

''Walking off that field man and seeing the fans in the stands who made the trip to be able to send them home with a win is fantastic,'' said Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers, who was an efficient 16 of 28 for 157 yards without an interception.

''They were there for us and we got to be there for them tonight. This is a huge win for the program.''

Troy (4-1) became the first team from outside the Southeastern Conference to win at Death Valley since UAB in 2000. They snapped the Tigers' streak of 49 straight home victories over non-league opponents.

Although the Tigers (3-2) were three-touchdown favorites, the result wasn't entirely unfathomable. LSU had looked vulnerable in a tense victory over Syracuse a week earlier, while Troy came in on a three-game winning streak and is among the favorites to win the Sun Belt Conference after a 10-victory 2016 campaign.

''We did not look past Troy,'' LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. ''This was about us. We did not play well.''

Troy raced to leads of 17-0 and 24-7 before Danny Etling's fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 34 yards to Russell Gage and 20 yards to Foster Moreau got LSU as close as a field goal with 1:59 left. But after failing to recover an onside kick, LSU got the ball back on its own 11 with only 23 seconds left, and Troy sealed it with Blace Brown's interception on the Troy 42 with 11 seconds left.

''At the end of the day, it was who wanted it more,'' LSU linebacker Devin White said. ''You could tell they wanted it more.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Troy: Since losing their opener to Boise State, the Trojans have been steadily progressing. A road win over a Power 5-conference team should infuse Troy with confidence heading into the meat of its Sun Belt schedule. Another bowl bid, if not another season with double-digit victories, looks within reach.

LSU: The Tigers will fall out of the AP Top 25 Poll this week and there's no telling how rough this season could get with seven more SEC games on the schedule.

''I've got to do my best job ever right now,'' Orgeron said. ''It's not about pointing fingers.''

TAKING COMMAND

Entering the third quarter with a surprising 10-0 lead, Troy widened the gap. Chunn slipped a tackle near the line of scrimmage and broke loose for 74 yards, setting up his touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the 1.

''Man, I saw too many holes tonight. I had a lot of options,'' Chunn said. ''The offensive line did a fantastic job.''

COMING UP SHORT

LSU didn't score until backup quarterback Myles Brennan found Moreau for a 7-yard TD pass, making it 17-7 with four minutes left in the third quarter.

Brennan marched LSU into Troy territory again, but was intercepted by Marcus Jones at the Troy 26. The Trojans then drove for Josh Anderson's 7-yard TD run.

OMINOUS START

Top LSU running back Derrius Guice was in uniform but Orgeron said he was too hurt to play. Still Orgeron seemed surprised that third-string running back Nick Brossette got the ball on the first offensive play of the game. Brossette was stripped by safety Cedarious Rookard and fellow defensive back Kris Weatherspoon recovered at the Tigers 30. Five plays later, Silvers scored on a short keeper to make it 7-0.

Both teams missed field goals of about 35 yards in the second quarter, and it appeared the score would be 7-0 at halftime when receiver John Johnson was tackled at the LSU 20 as time ran out. But officials reviewed the play and determined there should be 2 seconds left. Troy capitalized with Evan Legassey's 37-yard field goal to make it 10-0.

UP NEXT

Troy hosts South Alabama in a Wednesday night game on Oct. 11.

LSU travels to Florida for the first of seven straight games against SEC opponents to close the regular season.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:59
39-J.Gonsoulin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
21
Touchdown 1:59
16-D.Etling complete to 84-F.Moreau. 84-F.Moreau runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
97
yds
03:27
pos
24
20
Point After TD 7:41
39-J.Gonsoulin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
14
Touchdown 7:41
16-D.Etling complete to 83-R.Gage. 83-R.Gage runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
51
yds
00:28
pos
24
13
Point After TD 8:14
99-E.Legassey extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
7
Touchdown 8:14
33-J.Anderson runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
64
yds
06:30
pos
23
7
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:00
39-J.Gonsoulin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
7
Touchdown 4:00
15-M.Brennan complete to 84-F.Moreau. 84-F.Moreau runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
4
yds
00:45
pos
17
6
Point After TD 13:06
99-E.Legassey extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
0
Touchdown 13:06
38-J.Chunn runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
75
yds
01:54
pos
16
0
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:01
99-E.Legassey 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
60
yds
2:30
pos
10
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 13:13
99-E.Legassey extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 13:13
12-B.Silvers runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
5
plays
30
yds
01:40
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 21
Rushing 8 10
Passing 8 11
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 10-18 0-8
4th Down Conv 2-2 2-3
Total Net Yards 351 428
Total Plays 70 61
Avg Gain 5.0 7.0
Net Yards Rushing 206 162
Rush Attempts 42 29
Avg Rush Yards 4.9 5.6
Net Yards Passing 145 266
Comp. - Att. 16-28 21-32
Yards Per Pass 5.2 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-12 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-35 4-29
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 4
Fumbles - Lost 2-2 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 5-40.6 3-37.0
Return Yards 31 45
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 1-21 2-45
Int. - Returns 2-10 0-0
Kicking 4/5 3/4
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 1/2 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Troy 4-1 737724
25 LSU 3-2 0071421
145 PASS YDS 266
206 RUSH YDS 162
351 TOTAL YDS 428
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Silvers 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 157 0 0 104.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.8% 1241 2 2 123.5
B. Silvers 16/28 157 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Chunn 38 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
30 191 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 486 6
J. Chunn 30 191 1 74
S. Davis 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
S. Davis 1 11 0 11
J. Henderson 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 207 3
J. Henderson 2 9 0 5
J. Anderson 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 64 1
J. Anderson 2 5 1 7
B. Silvers 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -8 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 21 2
B. Silvers 6 -8 1 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Douglas 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 279 1
D. Douglas 3 46 0 20
E. Thompson 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 43 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 170 0
E. Thompson 3 43 0 17
J. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 73 0
J. Johnson 2 25 0 20
T. McCormick 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 153 0
T. McCormick 3 17 0 12
D. Willis 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 171 1
D. Willis 1 11 0 11
S. Letton 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 53 0
S. Letton 1 6 0 6
J. Chunn 38 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 137 0
J. Chunn 2 6 0 4
J. Henderson 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 23 0
J. Henderson 1 3 0 3
T. Eafford 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 54 0
T. Eafford 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Rookard 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
C. Rookard 8-0 0.0 0
M. Jones 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
M. Jones 6-0 0.0 1
K. Weatherspoon 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 2 0.0
K. Weatherspoon 5-2 0.0 0
S. Lebbie 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
S. Lebbie 4-1 0.0 0
T. Russell 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Russell 4-0 0.0 0
B. Brown 18 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
B. Brown 4-1 0.0 1
A. Flakes 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Flakes 3-0 0.0 0
T. Folsom 29 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
T. Folsom 2-2 0.0 0
J. Harris 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Harris 2-0 0.0 0
A. Smiley 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Smiley 2-0 0.0 0
A. Barker 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Barker 1-0 0.0 0
Ke. Nixon 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Ke. Nixon 1-0 0.0 0
B. Poole II 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Poole II 1-1 0.0 0
Z. Bridges 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
Z. Bridges 1-0 0.0 0
K. Lucky 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Lucky 1-0 0.0 0
S. Calloway 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
S. Calloway 1-1 0.0 0
H. Reese 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
H. Reese 0-1 0.0 0
M. Webb 48 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Webb 0-1 0.0 0
J. Johnson 2 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Johnson 0-1 0.0 0
K. Chairs 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
K. Chairs 0-2 0.0 0
K. Melton 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Melton 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Legassey 99 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
1/3 3/3
E. Legassey 1/2 37 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Sumpter 98 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 40.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
21 43.5 2
T. Sumpter 5 40.6 2 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Jones 8 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 25.4 21 0
M. Jones 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Etling 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68% 198 2 1 152.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.8% 921 5 1 150.8
D. Etling 17/25 198 2 1
M. Brennan 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 68 1 1 157.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 160 1 2 126.3
M. Brennan 4/7 68 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Williams 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 69 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
61 320 5
D. Williams 17 69 0 11
D. Etling 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 57 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 77 0
D. Etling 5 57 0 19
D. Dillon 19 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 53 0
D. Dillon 2 27 0 20
N. Brossette 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 71 0
N. Brossette 1 5 0 5
R. Gage 83 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 45 0
R. Gage 1 3 0 3
M. Brennan 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 14 0
M. Brennan 2 2 0 2
D. Chark 7 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 37 1
D. Chark 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Chark 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 105 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 338 0
D. Chark 4 105 0 48
R. Gage 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 62 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 140 1
R. Gage 3 62 1 34
F. Moreau 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 41 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 87 2
F. Moreau 3 41 2 20
J. Pettigrew 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 18 0
J. Pettigrew 1 18 0 18
S. Sullivan 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 102 1
S. Sullivan 2 13 0 9
T. Carter 44 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 12 0
T. Carter 2 12 0 7
D. Dillon 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 65 0
D. Dillon 3 10 0 5
J. Washington 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
J. Washington 1 6 0 6
D. Williams 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 98 0
D. Williams 1 1 0 1
D. Davis 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 134 2
D. Davis 0 0 0 0
D. Ducre 41 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
D. Ducre 1 -2 0 -2
Defense T-A SACK INT
G. Gilmore 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 1.0
G. Gilmore 7-2 1.0 0
D. Alexander 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
D. Alexander 6-2 0.0 0
D. White 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
D. White 6-5 0.0 0
K. Toliver II 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
K. Toliver II 5-1 0.0 0
C. LaCouture 18 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-7 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-7 0 2.0
C. LaCouture 5-7 2.0 0
J. Battle 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Battle 4-1 0.0 0
D. Jackson 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Jackson 4-1 0.0 0
A. Key 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Key 4-0 0.0 0
G. Logan 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
G. Logan 3-1 0.0 0
K. Chaisson 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Chaisson 3-1 0.0 0
D. Clark 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
D. Clark 2-2 0.0 0
A. Williams 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 3 0.0
A. Williams 2-0 0.0 0
G. Delpit 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
G. Delpit 2-1 0.0 0
C. Thompson 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Thompson 1-1 0.0 0
T. Taylor 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Taylor 1-1 0.0 0
D. Williams 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Williams 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Gonsoulin 39 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
2/5 14/14
J. Gonsoulin 0/1 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Growden 38 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 31.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
14 38.2 1
J. Growden 1 31.0 1 31
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
F. Moreau 84 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
F. Moreau 1 24.0 24 0
C. Edwards-Helaire 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 20.9 21 0
C. Edwards-Helaire 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 LSU 30 1:40 5 30 TD
9:04 TROY 33 2:27 6 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:49 TROY 11 2:37 6 16 Punt
13:03 TROY 40 6:32 13 41 FG Miss
2:32 TROY 20 2:25 11 60
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TROY 25 1:54 6 75 TD
11:26 TROY 40 1:56 3 6 Punt
6:00 TROY 7 1:00 3 -7 Fumble
3:53 TROY 26 2:12 3 0 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:44 TROY 36 6:30 10 64 TD
7:39 TROY 45 2:07 4 47 Fumble
1:58 TROY 46 1:35 4 -5 Punt
0:05 TROY 42 0:00 1 -2 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LSU 25 0:00 1 5 Fumble
13:13 LSU 25 4:05 8 42 Downs
6:26 LSU 16 3:29 9 38 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 LSU 25 1:39 3 8 Punt
6:25 LSU 20 3:48 7 62 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:00 LSU 21 1:30 3 1 Punt
9:18 LSU 26 3:13 6 67 Fumble
4:45 TROY 4 0:45 2 4 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:32 LSU 40 1:29 6 -4 INT
8:09 LSU 49 0:28 3 51 TD
5:26 LSU 8 3:27 14 92 TD
0:18 LSU 9 0:07 2 33 INT