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Trojans win “Battle for the Belt”

Rivals Troy and South Alabama battle it out over a title belt

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

“The Battle for the Belt,” was a game nothing short of spectacular between two in-state rivals. The Troy Trojans went up against a South Alabama team determined to knock the Trojans down a notch.

The Jaguars played well throughout the game, holding the lead majority of the game. The Trojans fumbled the ball on the opening drive that would eventually turn into seven points for South Alabama. South took a 21-13 lead to end the first half.

The third quarter went well for both defenses, as each didn’t give up a score. The Trojans went on a couple of long drives that helped them tie the game up at 21. Troy drove the ball down the field with two minutes and thirteen seconds left.

Jordan Chunn took the ball one yard into the endzone to give Troy the lead with a minute and twelve seconds left in the game. The Jaguars tried to battle back but fell short to the Trojans. Troy would go on to win 28-21 over the University of South Alabama.

Dallas Davis passed the ball well for the Jaguars. Davis went 11 for 20 passing for 195 yards and one touchdown. Xavier Johnson carried the ball six times for 56 yards with two touchdowns before leaving the game with a rib injury.

The Jaguars' offense would finish the night with 340 yards of total offense. The defense for South forced two fumbles tonight but was unable to protect the lead from the Trojans.

The Trojan offense played a good game Thursday night coming away with 585 total yards of offense. Most of those yards came from the arm of Brandon Silvers. Silvers went 28-42 passing for 395 yards and one touchdown.

Jordan Chunn carried this Trojan team the rest of the way. Chunn carried the ball 23 times for 143 yards on the ground with two touchdowns.

Troy’s defense also played well especially in the sack department. The Trojans got to the quarterback six times in the seven-point victory.

This game was a big win for the Trojans as they notch win number six. Troy is now 6-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play. The ability to come back and win this game shows what the Trojans can do. South Alabama’s loss puts them back to 3-4 overall and 0-4 in the Sunbelt.

Troy’s next game will be at home on November 5th against UMass.