The Troy Trojans defeated conference foe Georgia State by a score of 31-21 Saturday in Troy, Alabama. The Trojans move to 5-1 and 3-0 in conference play, while the Panthers fell to 1-5 and 1-1 in the conference.
Troy struggled in the first half, coming away with two field goals that gave them a 6-0 lead at half.
The Panthers’ own Conner Manning played well against the Trojans despite throwing two interceptions. Manning passed the ball for 381 yards going 28 for 52 with three touchdown passes.
Kamryn Melton and Demetrius Cain each forced an interception for the Trojan defense. Troy continues to force interceptions, as the two picks last night pushed their total for the year to 14 picks.
The Trojan offense struggled to get anything going until the third quarter as the offense began to click. Troy scored eleven points in the third quarter, giving the Trojans a lead of 17-14.
Brandon Silvers played a good game despite a slow start. Silvers threw the ball for 235 yards going 20 for 35 with two touchdowns and one pick.
Jordan Chunn also played well rushing the ball 31 times for 91 yards with one touchdown.
It was a hard fought game for both teams. The Panthers offense had a total of 418 yards while the Trojans had 363 yards.
Neither team had the edge until the Trojans took a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter. The game was a back and fourth gridiron matchup with Troy only winning by 10 points.
The Trojans will battle it out next Thursday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. CT against the South Alabama Jaguars.
The Panthers next game will be Saturday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m. against UT Martin.