The Sun Belt’s finest did not disappoint tonight. The Troy Trojans prevailed over conference foe Appalachian State by a score of 28 to 24. The Trojans notch win number eight and have not lost since falling to number two Clemson. Overall the Trojans move to 8-1 and 5-0 in conference play while the Mountaineers fall to 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the Sun Belt.
Troy took an early lead in the first quarter 14-0. It was all Appalachian State in the second quarter, tying it up at 14 a piece going into the half. At the end of the third quarter the Trojans had a 21-17 lead. Late in the fourth Appalachian State would take the lead 24-21. Troy would get the ball back with three minutes and twenty-nine seconds left in the game. The Trojans battled for a first down on a fourth and six play.
Troy managed to get the first down and more, getting to the red zone on the play. Jordan Chunn would take it in for the score on the next play making the score 28-24. Appalachian battled back but was unsuccessful and Troy sealed the deal with a four-point lead.
This game was back and fourth. It was a defensive battle through and through. Both defenses played the offenses tight and hard.
Appalachian State managed to force a fumble on Troy. The Mountaineers sit second in the nation with 16 interceptions. They weren’t able to force an interception tonight.
Appalachian State’s offense had a total of 334 yards. Both rushing and passing had exactly 167 yards a piece. Jalin Moore had a good game for the Mountaineers carrying the ball 16 times for 91 yards with two touchdowns. Taylor Lamb went 14 for 28 passing for 167 yards with one interception.
The Trojan defense forced two turnovers tonight with one being an interception. The man of the hour for that pick was Blace Brown. Brown now has 6 picks this season and is now second in the FBS in interceptions.
Troy’s offense moved the ball effectively coming away with 416 total yards of offense. Brandon Silvers played well against the Mountaineers passing the ball for 229 going 21 for 35 with one touchdown. Another Trojan that had a big game was Jordan Chunn. Chunn carried the ball 31 times for 156 yards with two touchdowns.
Troy’s next game is Thursday, November 17 at 8:30 p.m. CT against the Arkansas State Redwolves. The Redwolves are 5-4 overall and 5-0 in the SunBelt. This game will decide who will take control of the Sunbelt