MOBILE, Ala. (AP)—A strong defensive performance and a balanced offensive attack helped Troy beat South Alabama 31-10 Saturday.
Troy (3-2, 2-1) started off slow against Sun Belt rival South Alabama, as Corey Robinson threw an interception on the Trojans’ first possession. But the Jaguars couldn’t take advantage of the turnover, punting after three plays.
After an early 21-yard field goal by Troy’s Will Scott and a 1-yard run by Justin Albert pushed the Trojan’s lead to 10-0, South Alabama’s Trey Fetner’s 3-yard touchdown cut the lead to 10-7 after the first quarter. Albert finished with 30 yards on eight carries.
South Alabama (1-3, 0-1) never got any closer, scoring just 3 points the rest of the second quarter, and going scoreless in the second half.
Troy’s defense held strong for the victory, giving up less than 50 yards and allowing only two first downs in the entire second half.