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.
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 scores with 17 seconds left, beats Arkansas State 32-25
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Brandon Silvers threw two touchdown passes, including the game-winner with 17 seconds left, and Troy beat Arkansas State 32-25 in a wild finish on Saturday night for a share of the Sun Belt Conference title.
Freshman receiver Eafford emerging as big-play weapon for Troy offense
Just like anyone would, Troy freshman wide receiver Tray Eafford expressed delight after scoring his first collegiate touchdown against Georgia Southern Saturday.
Unlike some others, Eafford’s jubilation is the result of a long and arduous process that perhaps delayed the celebration by one year.