After going on the road and winning big over New Mexico State and taking Appalachian State to triple overtime, the Troy Trojans were back in front of their home crowd to take on the struggling ULM Warhawks. Troy proved too tough for ULM, who did not put up much of a fight as the Trojans won easily by a final of 51-14.
Troy forced a three-and-out to start the game and opened scoring with a 20-yard field goal. ULM quarterback Garrett Smith was sacked on the next possession while attempting a pass, and a loose ball was scooped up by Darrin Reddick who ran it 27 yards to the end zone to increase the lead to 10-0.
Troy then forced another Smith fumble on a seemingly identical play, setting up another Jed Solomon field goal to extend the margin to 13. ULM answered as Smith hit Marcus Green for a 47-yard touchdown pass.
Troy would quickly end any confidence the Warhawks were building as Brandon Silvers found receiver Bryan Holmes for a 43-yard touchdown. ULM responded with another long drive, with Smith finding Ajalen Holley in the end zone on a fourth down play.
On the very next play for the Trojans, the offense yet again electrified the crowd as Silvers found running back Brandon Burks in the flat for a 75-yard touchdown.
Troy was able to add three more touchdowns before the end of the first half, including one of the biggest plays of the afternoon as defensive back LaMarcus Farmer picked off Garrett Smith and took it back 55-yards to put another seven points on the board for Troy. Silvers and receiver Emanuel Thompson would connect for a score on two occasions before the intermission.
The second half did not see nearly as much action, as the only scoring came on a Jed Solomon field goal for the Trojans.
The Troy Trojans are now 3-6 and look like a completely different team than the one we saw lose to Idaho. Neal Brown's Trojans are playing with a newfound energy and the offense has been absolutely incredible. Meanwhile, ULM continues to struggle, falling to a conference-worst 1-8.