Smith leads Troy past Buffalo 42-32 in Dollar General Bowl
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Troy's offense limped through November with a handful of injuries, and a subpar game against Appalachian State in the regular-season finale cost the Trojans a shot at winning the Sun Belt Conference title.
After a few weeks of rest, the Trojans were healthy for the Dollar General Bowl. It made all the difference.
Dollar General Bowl Matchup
Troy (9-3, Sun Belt) vs Buffalo (10-3, MAC), Dec. 22, 7 p.m. ET
Troy remains unbeaten in Sun Belt, 26-16 over UL-Lafayette
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Damion Willis had 10 catches for 213 yards, B.J. Smith set a school record with his fifth straight 100-yard rushing game and Troy remained unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play with a 26-16 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
Sawyer Smith’s 4 TDs lift Troy past South Alabama 38-17
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Sawyer Smith threw three touchdown passes and B.J. Smith ran for 170 yards to lead Troy over in-state rival South Alabama 38-17 on Tuesday night.
Sawyer Smith also ran for a 1-yard score in the final minutes for the Trojans (6-2, 4-0 Sun Belt Conference), who won their 10th straight league game and rebounded from a loss to Liberty.
B.J. Smith's 22 carries included a 36-yard touchdown and a 56-yard run.
Barker, Troy east past Georgia State 37-20
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Kaleb Barker was 9-of-10 passing for 136 yards and two touchdowns — all in the first half — and Troy cruised by Georgia State 37-20 on Thursday night to extend the nation's third-longest conference winning streak.
Troy (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt) has won nine straight leagues games, trailing UCF and Oklahoma.
Troy gets 4th straight win, drops Coastal Carolina 45-21
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jabir Daughtry-Frye and B.J. Smith combined for over 240 yards rushing and three touchdowns as Troy won its fourth straight, beating Coastal Carolina 45-21 on Saturday.
Marcus Jones returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and the Trojans never looked back, going ahead 21-0 in the first quarter. They held Coastal Carolina to just seven points in the final half as the defenders finished with nine sacks on the day.
Huskers 0-2 for 1st time since 1957 after 24-19 loss to Troy
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Troy took the money and won — again.
The Trojans of the Sun Belt Conference stunned Nebraska 24-19 on Saturday, denying Scott Frost his first win as the Cornhuskers' coach, and earned a $1.15 million guarantee in the process.
A year ago, the Trojans pocketed just under a million dollars while beating then-No. 25 LSU on the road. And that was after giving Clemson a four-quarter game in a close loss in 2016.
Turnovers help Troy trounce Florida A&M 59-7
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Kaleb Barker threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score, the Troy defense forced turnovers that led to four scores and the Trojans beat Florida A&M 59-7 on Saturday night.
Barker scored on a 1-yard keeper after Shon Spralling blocked a Rattlers' punt, then hit Damion Willis on a 2-yard TD pass after Rasool Clemons recovered a fumble. Tron Folsom's interception set up Barker's 13-yard TD pass to Willis for a 21-0 first-quarter lead.