By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Troy Trojans defeated the Georgia State Panthers on Thursday night. The Trojans won 37-20 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama.
Troy improved to 5-1 on the season with the win. The Trojans have won five straight games after losing their season-opener to No. 22 Boise State Broncos.
Georgia State fell to 2-4 on the season. The loss snapped a one-game win streak, as they defeated the ULM Warhawks on Saturday, September 29th in Atlanta, Georgia.
Trojans quarterback Kaleb Barker went 9 of 10 for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Backup Sawyer Smith went 10 of 15 with 81 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
B.J. Smith had 18 carries for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Barker also had five carries for 107 yards. Smith had five carries for 56 yards.
Damion Willis had four receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown. Tray Eafford had five receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. Deondre Douglas had five receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown.
Panthers quarterback Dan Ellington went 20 of 36 for 272 yards. He also had a touchdown.
Ellington also had 19 carries for 59 yards. Seth Paige had nine carries for 39 yards. Tra Barnett had four carries for six yards and a touchdown.
Penny Hart had six receptions for 128 yards. Cornelius McCoy had three receptions for 35 yards. Devin Gentry had two receptions for 33 yards. Christian Owens had a 21-yard touchdown reception.
Georgia State scored 17 points in the second half, while Troy scored 14. Barnett scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Ellington hit Owens for a 21-yard touchdown reception. Following this score, the two-point conversion attempt was good.
Brandon Wright also made a 28-yard field goal.
Troy’s S. Smith hit Willis for a 41-yard touchdown reception. B. Smith also on a 78-yard rushing touchdown.
Troy led 23-3 at halftime. B. Smith scored a two-yard rushing touchdown. Barker also hit Eafford for a 50-yard touchdown reception.
Barker also hit Douglas for a 12-yard touchdown reception. The Trojans defense tackled Ellington in the end zone for a -1-yard loss and a safety.
Panthers’ Wright also made a 32-yard field goal.