Sumpter drills 4 FGs, Troy holds on to beat Texas St. 12-7
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Tyler Sumpter drilled four field goals to provide the winning margin in Troy's 12-7 victory over Texas State on Saturday afternoon to give the Trojans their 13th straight Sun Belt Conference victory.
The Trojans (9-2, 7-0) will play Appalachian State next Saturday for the right to host the inaugural Sun Belt Conference Championship game on December 1. Appalachian State (8-2, 6-1) thrashed Georgia State 45-17 on Saturday.
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.
Chunn scores twice in his return, Troy holds off Idaho 24-21
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jordan Chunn returned after missing two games to rush for 113 yards and two touchdowns and Troy held off Idaho 24-21 on Thursday night.
Leading 17-14, Troy made a field goal with 4:53 remaining but the Trojans accepted a roughing the kicker penalty to make it fourth-and-1. Brandon Silvers picked up the first down on a sneak and Chunn scored from 7 yards out for a 10-point lead.
Tyler Sumpter now pulling double-duty as Troy Trojans punter and placekicker
TROY – Was Troy kicker Tyler Sumpter nervous as he lined up a 27-yard field goal attempt midway through the third quarter?
He had already kicked four extra points – or what he called “a field goal’s little brother” – and knew he had the cushion of a 28-3 lead over Georgia State last Saturday. But Sumpter is the third kicker Troy has used this season. Bratcher Underwood and Evan Legassey were a combined 4 of 10 on field goals and five of those misses were from inside of 40 yards.