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  11/07/21 - Jamontez WoodsrSo/2024, Troy, 5-11, 211 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Jamontez Woods scored two touchdowns, KJ Robertson returned an interception for a score, and Troy defeated South Alabama 31-24 on Saturday night. After Desmond Trotter's 4-yard run gave South Alabama a 7-0 lead, Troy (5-4, 3-2 Sun Belt Conference) responded with 31 consecutive points. Bruce Brooks kicked a short field goal, Woods scored on two short runs and Tez Johnson had a 31-yard TD run before Robertson gave the Trojans a 31-7 lead with his interception return. But Trotter connected with Terrion Avery on a short touchdown pass to draw the Jaguars within 31-14 at the half. Trotter and Avery connected again late in the third quarter to make it 31-21. In the fourth quarter, USA (5-4, 2-4) drove inside the 20 with about six minutes left but had to settle for Diego Guajardo's 34-yard field goal. The Jaguars had one more possession; Trotter's fourth-down pass falling incomplete at their own 29. Trotter completed 20 of 32 passes for 138 yards. Avery had a game-high 80 yards rushing on 23 carries to go with his two receiving TDs. - Troy/AP College Football

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  10/16/21 - Kimani VidalSo/2024, Troy, 5-07, 214 (DS#57 RB) + More +

  Kimani Vidal ran for 162 yards and two touchdowns, Keyshawn Swanson had a fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown, and Troy beat Texas State 31-28 on Saturday. Swanson caught Brady McBride's overthrown pass at the Bobcats 32, ran along the left sideline and broke one tackle before crossing the goal line to cap the scoring with 8:18 remaining. McBride threw his third interception on the next series. Troy (4-3, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) then ran out the final 6:26. Vidal broke loose for a 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and had a 1-yard TD run in the third. Gunnar Watson was 22-of-29 passing for 182 yards for the Trojans. Watson threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Tez Johnson, who finished with nine catches for 81 yards. McBride completed 22 of 32 passes for 279 yards for Texas State (2-4, 1-1). He threw a 75-yard TD pass to Javen Banks and added a pair of short-yardage scoring throws late in the third quarter. - AP College Football

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  10/10/21 - Jamontez WoodsrSo/2024, Troy, 5-11, 211 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Brooks Buce kicked a 24-yard field goal with 1:46 remaining to lift Troy to a 27-24 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday night. The Trojans built a 24-3 lead early in the third quarter. Georgia Southern scored two touchdowns within two minutes midway through the third, and a pair of Alex Raynor field goals in the fourth tied the game 24-24 with 6:08 left. Georgia Southern made it to near midfield on its final drive, but Justin Tomlin threw his third interception with 32 seconds left. Gunnar Watson threw two touchdown passes and was 24-of-36 passing for 270 yards for Troy (3-3, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference). Jamontez Woods ran for 98 yards and a touchdown. Tomlin completed 15 of 22 passes for 210 yards for the Eagles. Logan Wright scored on a 1-yard run and Khaleb Hood broke loose for a 23-yard touchdown. The Trojans, who held South Carolina to just 102 yards rushing, kept Georgia Southern (2-4, 1-2) to 82 yards on the ground on 38 carries. - Troy/AP College Football

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  09/21/21 - Javon SolomonrSo/2024, Troy, 6-2, 240 (DS#48 OLB) + More +

  SEPT 20 SUN BELT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Javon Solomon, Troy, (RS Fr., BAN - Tallahassee, Fla.),...Trojans redshirt freshman bandit Javon Solomon tallied nine tackles, 5.0 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks in Troy's 21-9 win at Southern Miss. The Tallahassee, Fla., native's tackles-for-loss and sack totals are the second-most nationally this season. As a team, the Trojan defensive unit has allowed just 27 points this season—its fewest through three games since 1997. Troy's 16 tackles-for-loss against Southern Miss are the second-most in a game in the program's Division I history, while its nine sacks are tied for the most in the program's FBS history. - Sun Belt Football

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  09/19/21 - Kimani VidalSo/2024, Troy, 5-07, 214 (DS#57 RB) + More +

  Kimai Vidal found a narrow seam on the right side to fight his way into the end zone from the 8, capping a 21-point second-half rally as Troy defeated Southern Mississippi 21-9 Saturday night. Taylor Powell threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jabre Barber as Troy (3-0) took its first drive after halftime for 75 yards and the lead, 7-3. By the end of the third quarter, the score was 14-3 after Powell found Deyunkrea Lewis from 16 yards out.

The Trojans outgained Southern Miss 304-156 in total offense, holding the Golden Eagles (1-2) to minus-1 yards rushing. Southern Miss' Frank Gore, Jr., who averaged 121.5 yards rushing per game, was held to 31 on 15 carries. Ty Keyes posted minus-45 after nine sacks for a loss of 70 yards. Troy has held seven of its last nine opponents to fewer than 21 points. The Southern Miss defense had limited its first two opponents this season to less than 100 yards rushing and was ranked No. 7 nationally in total defense. - Troy/AP College Football


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  09/06/21 - Zion WilliamsrJr/2023, Troy, 5-11, 192 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  SEPT 6 SUN BELT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Zion Williams, Troy, (Jr., CB - Omaha, Neb.),...Trojans junior cornerback registered a pair of interceptions in Troy's 55-3 season-opening rout of Southern. The Omaha, Neb., native returned a second-quarter interception 19 yards for a touchdown. Williams anchored the Trojan defense that held Southern to just 189 yards of total offense and a single field goal. - Sun Belt Football

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  08/27/21 - Taylor PowellrSr/2022, Troy, 6-2, 210 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Troy head coach Chip Lindsey announced Thursday that Taylor Powell will be the Trojans' starting quarterback heading into the team's season opener against Southern next weekend. The announcement ends a QB battle between Powell and Gunnar Watson, which began in the spring. "Both guys competed extremely hard and both of them improved a great deal," Lindsey said. "Anytime you have competition like that, it makes everyone better. This year we're going into the season with the luxury of having two guys that have played college football and that's always a plus. At the end of the day, it's a competition and we have to go with one guy. We feel like Taylor is going to give us the best opportunity to win as a football team."

Powell, a junior on the field, joined the Trojans in January after transferring into the program from Missouri. A former Mr. Football in the state of Arkansas, Powell started one game in his career - at Georgia - for the Tigers and saw action in 12 total contests. He sat out the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns and graduated from Missouri in three years. He led Fayetteville High School to a pair of Arkansas 7A state titles (2015, 2016) and threw for 3,473 yards and 44 touchdowns as a senior. He ranks fifth in Arkansas prep history with 10,431 career passing yards and eighth with 113 touchdown passes. - Troy Messenger


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  08/20/21 - B.J. SmithrSr/2022, Troy, 5-08, 207 (DS#104 RB) + More +

  Troy running back B.J. Smith is back on the practice field preparing for his sixth season with the Trojans. When the NCAA granted its student athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the effects of COVID-19, Smith took little to time to decide to take the NCAA up on its offer. Smith arrived in Troy prior to the start of the 2016 season. After a stellar career with some injuries mixed in, Smith is eager to have one more year with the Trojans. "I missed the last the three or four games (last season)," Smith said. "Politicallly, whenever you can get a degree paid for that's kind of like a slap in the face if you don't stay for it." Fans coming out to a game this season will notice that Smith will be dawning a new number. No longer number 26, Smith will now wear number three. "I kind of felt like it was time for a change," Smith said. "Changing and switching things up. I felt like going back to 2015 and high school. That was my number in high school." - Troy Messenger

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  08/15/21 - Taylor PowellrSr/2022, Troy, 6-2, 210 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Troy newcomer Taylor Powell is in a battle for the starting quarterback position with last year's starter Gunnar Watson. It's been a busy offseason for the Troy newcomer. Along with participating in the Manning Passing Academy, Powell has spent every possible moment either on the field or mentally preparing for the upcoming season by studying the playbook and watching film. "Just grinding with the guys, watching a lot of film," Powell said. "Early mornings, throwing and meeting with the guys. Just trying to get the offense on the same page. I feel like we are where we need to be heading into fall camp." Powell comes to Troy after playing parts of two seasons for the Missouri Tigers.

Powell saw action in six games in 2018 and 2019. He completed 35-of-75 passes for 431 yards. He had one start in his sophomore season in 2019. Powell arrived at Troy in time for spring practice. At the start of fall camp, Powell believes he is more comfortable with the offense. "In the spring everybody goes through their growing pains with a new offense," Powell said. "Now, I feel like we are really clicking. I'm super comfortable and I feel like I'm executing what coach is calling. I'm excited and very comfortable." - Troy Messenger


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  08/09/21 - Devan BarrettrSr/2022, Troy, 5-11, 200 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Devan Barrett hit the transfer portal earlier this summer, but the former Auburn running back/defensive back won't be going too far away for the remainder of his college career. Barrett on Friday morning announced he will be transferring to Troy to play defensive back. He should have two years of eligibility remaining, thanks to the NCAA's free year of eligibility due to the pandemic. At Troy, Barrett will reunite with Chip Lindsey, who served as Auburn's offensive coordinator during Barrett's first two seasons on the Plains and is currently the Trojans' head coach, as well as Troy assistant Al Pogue. Pogue spent last season on Auburn's staff coaching outside linebackers and Bucks and is now Troy's cornerbacks coach.

A former four-star running back, Barrett signed with Auburn in 2017 as the nation's No. 11 player at the position. He had 14 carries for 79 yards while also catching 10 passes for 33 yards and a touchdown as a true freshman, but the following spring he split time between running back and wide receiver, and by fall camp entering his sophomore season, he made the switch to the defensive side of the ball. - Birmingham News


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  07/28/21 - Carlton MartialrSr/2022, Troy, 5-09, 216 (DS#50 ILB) + More +

  Troy middle linebacker Carlton Martial can add another preseason watch list to his resume. The linebacker was named to the Butkus Award Watch List, the Butkus Foundation announced on Monday morning. The award is presented annually to the nation's top linebackers. Martial has accumulated 315 total tackles in his three seasons with the Trojans. He finished the 2020 season with 113 tackles and has 239 tackles since the start of the 2019 season. He was one of just nine players to rank in the top 50 nationally in both tackles and tackles for loss. - Troy Messenger

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  07/24/21 - Carlton MartialrSr/2022, Troy, 5-09, 216 (DS#50 ILB) + More +

  The Troy Trojans enter the 2021 football season with four players on the All-Sun Belt Preseason team, highlighted by linebacker Carlton Martial. The SBC announced on Tuesday that Martial was named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt First Team and was named the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Teammates Austin Stidham and Will Choloh were also first team members and Dylan Bradshaw was named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt Second Team. Martial recorded 113 tackles during the 2020 season and has a total of 239 tackles since the start of the 2019 season. Martial finished the 2020 season with 10 tackles for loss and was one nine players nationally to rank in the top 50 in both tackles and tackles for loss. - Troy Messenger

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  07/24/21 - Kimani VidalSo/2024, Troy, 5-07, 214 (DS#57 RB) + More +

  Troy freshman running back Kimani Vidal has been named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List for the 2021 season, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced on Wednesday. The award is given annually to the nation's top running back. Vidal finished the 2020 football season with 516 rushing yards on 101 carries. He averaged over five yards per carry during the 2020 season. Vidal forced .30 missed tackles last season, good enough for fourth nationally. He became Troy's first true freshman to rush for over 100 yards in back-to-back games. He rushed for 106 yards on 12 carries against Texas State and a season high 143 yards against Eastern Kentucky. He also had one rushing touchdown and one reception for 12 yards. - Troy Messenger

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  07/04/21 - Devan BarrettrSr/2022, Troy, 5-11, 200 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  It appears Auburn's running back room is about to lose a player. According to On3.com's Matt Zenitz, Auburn senior running back Devan Barrett has entered the transfer portal. Barrett's exit would leave the Tigers with four scholarship running backs just over two months before the season opener against Akron on Sept. 4. Auburn's backfield would now consist of sophomore Tank Bigsby, senior Shaun Shivers, redshirt freshman Jordon Ingram and true freshman Jarquez Hunter in the backfield. Hunter signed with Auburn as a three-star recruit in February, and Ingram joined the Tigers after the Mobile native started his career at Central Michigan.

Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin spoke highly of rising senior Shaun Shivers and the work ethic he brings to the running back room. Barrett stands as the eighth Auburn player to enter the transfer portal since the spring, joining defensive end Jaren Handy, defensive lineman Jay Hardy, safety Chris Thompson Jr., cornerback Kamal Hadden, cornerback Marco Domio, offensive tackle Prince Sammons and wide receiver Hal Presley. - Opelika-Auburn News


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  05/26/21 - Jordan AnthonyrJr/2023, Troy, 6-0, 245 (DS#999 ILB) + More +

  It took nearly 18 months, but Jordan Anthony has found a new home. The former Michigan linebacker announced Monday night that he has verbally committed to Troy University, a Sun Belt school in southern Alabama. Anthony first entered his name into the NCAA's popular transfer portal in December 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the United States. He had accumulated enough credits to graduate from Michigan last July, making him eligible to transfer to another school and play immediately.

Yet, it took more than a year to find a landing spot. The 6-foot, 245-pound linebacker played three seasons at Michigan, appearing in 16 games as a rotational linebacker and on special teams. A former four-star recruit and top-100 prospect, Anthony came to Michigan from IMG Academy, one of the premier prep schools for athletes in the country. He amassed an impressive 79 tackles (five for a loss), 1/2 sack and three pass defended as a senior, even earning five-star status from recruiting service Rivals. - Ann Arbor News


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