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Bobcats no match for the Trojan Empire

Troy prevails over Texas State in a blowout win.

NCAA Football: Troy at Southern Mississippi Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Bobcat Stadium could not contain the will power of the Trojan Empire. The Troy Trojans (9-2, 6-1 Sun Belt) were victorious over the Texas State Bobcats (2-9, 0-6 Sun Belt), 40-7. Troy took an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter and did not look back. At half the game was nowhere close with Troy claiming a 30-0 lead. The second half Troy only scored ten points and Texas State putting up seven points.

The Bobcat offense seemed nowhere to be found with them coming away with 256 total yards of offense. Connor White threw the ball for 8 for 16 for 108 yards with one pick. Eddie Printz went 4 for 13 for 39 yards and one interception. The lone touchdown came from Stedman Mayberry. Mayberry carried the ball nine times for 31 yards. What really hurt Texas State was penalties. The Bobcats had eight penalties for 82 yards. The turnovers didn’t help either.

Troy’s defense played well tonight holding Texas State under 300 yards. The Bobcats were hit with the turnover bug resulting in two “oskies.” Jalen Rountree was the culprit for the two interceptions. With the picks, Troy is now tied for second with the most picks with 18.

The Trojan offense ran sufficiently against the Bobcats. Troy had 391 yards of total offense. Brandon Silvers passed the ball 20 for 28 for 218 yards and two touchdowns. Tevaris McCormick was the leading receiver for the Trojans coming away with 76 yards and one touchdown. Jordan Chunn carried the ball 19 times for 74 yards and one touchdown.

The Trojans will finish out the season next Saturday on the road against the Georgia Southern Eagles. Due to an Arkansas State loss to Louisiana-Lafayette the Trojans can still take home the Sun Belt next should the Red Wolves lose again. All Troy would need to do is beat Georgia Southern.

Unfortunately, that would require Texas State to upset the Arkansas State Red Wolves next Saturday against.