On the eve of the Iron Bowl Troy sought to leave their stamp on the Alabama football landscape by slaughtering the Texas State Bobcats 62-9.
Trojans quarterback Brandon Silvers had a season high 380 yards, four touchdowns and a 223.7 QB rating, leading the Troy offense to a 641 yard performance. In addition, Silvers crossed the 10,000 yard passing mark on the season and moved into second place in Troy history with 80 touchdowns.
The afternoon wasn’t as kind to Texas State’s offense.
Damian Williams and Willie Jones III were circulated in and out of the lineup under center with Williams scoring on the ground but giving up two ill-thrown interceptions.
The Bobcat defense fared even worse. The young and depleted squad allowed 41 first half points as Trojan running back Jordan Chunn added 80 yards and a touchdown as the Troy offense scored eight touchdowns.
The win puts Troy on a four-way collision course for the Sun Belt crown as they improve to 9-2 (6-1 in the Sun Belt) and face Arkansas State in a showdown in Jonesboro.
Texas State falls to 2-10 for a second consecutive year and 4-20 under Everett Withers. The Bobcats will immediately hit the recruiting trail to build for 2018.