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.
New Orleans Bowl Matchup
North Texas (9-4, 7-1 C-USA) vs. Troy (10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt), Dec. 16, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
LOCATION: New Orleans
North Texas: QB Mason Fine. He's thrown for 3,749 yards, 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season. Seven different receivers have caught at least 24 passes.
Troy: LB Tron Folsom. He leads the team with 77 tackles and also has nine tackles for a loss and an interception.
Troy linebacker Tron Folsom has game to remember against Idaho
Troy sophomore linebacker Tron Folsom never remembers recording 16 tackles in a game.
“I don’t even think I had that in high school. It’s a great feeling, though,” he said.
Folsom was all over the field during the Trojans’ 24-21 home win against Idaho on Thursday night. He made nine solo stops and seven assists to double his previous high of eight tackles in a game, last done against New Mexico State earlier this season.
Kris Weatherspoon just happy to contribute for Troy Trojans no matter the position
TROY – Troy’s Kris Weatherspoon was at the end of his rope and Vic Koenning was at the end of his bench.
Fortunately for both, the senior safety from Natchez, Miss., progressed enough from ankle surgery in May to be cleared for extended action last week against New Mexico State.
Troy Trojans defense earns praise for play during opener at Boise State
TROY – Vic Koenning isn’t much for backslapping, especially after a loss, but Troy’s defensive coordinator liked the effort he saw from his defense in last Saturday’s 24-13 loss at Boise State.
Troy gave up 147 yards on the ground – 49 of which came on a touchdown run midway through the second quarter. In the second half, the Trojans gave the offense a chance by holding the explosive Broncos to just 134 yard s.