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.
Troy beats Ga. Southern, remains undefeated in Sun Belt play
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Sawyer Smith hit Luke Whittemore on a 29-yard scoring strike in the third quarter to break open a close game and give Troy its 12th straight Sun Belt Conference win with a 35-21 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
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.
Calvert’s late TD throw gives Liberty 22-16 edge over Troy
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Stephen Calvert threw a touchdown pass to B. J. Farrow late in the game to put Liberty up 22-16 over Troy on Saturday.
The Flames trailed 16-14 late in the fourth quarter when Calvert capped a 14-play, 89-yard drive with a 9-yard scoring toss to Farrow, who had to rip the ball out of his defender's hands in midair to make the play. Farrow then pulled in the two-point conversion pass, giving Liberty a 22-16 edge.
Barker helps Troy keep rolling, 35-27 over UL Monroe
MONROE, La. (AP) — Kaleb Barker threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Troy followed up its big win over Nebraska by opening Sun Belt Conference play with a 35-27 win over Louisiana Monroe on Saturday night.
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.
Troy’s Barker named starting QB against No. 22 Boise State
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Troy quarterback Kaleb Barker will start the opener against No. 22 Boise State.
Trojans coach Neal Brown said Monday that Barker won the job over Sawyer Smith. But he says both will play Saturday.
Barker replaces four-year starter Brandon Silvers, who accounted for a school-record 77 touchdowns running and passing in his career.
Silvers, Chunn lead Troy to 57-17 win over Austin Peay
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Silvers threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns and Jordan Chunn rushed for 161 yards and one score to lead Troy to a dominating 57-17 win over Austin Peay on Saturday.
Silvers completed 20 of 27 attempts, averaging 8.5 yards per completion. Sawyer Smith threw for 86 yards, completing all seven attempts, and one score.