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Smith throws 3 TDs as Trojans defeat Jaguars in Mobile 

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Troy Trojans defeated the South Alabama Jaguars in the “Battle for the Belt.” The Trojans won 38-17 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

The Trojans have won the last two games in Mobile, Alabama. The Jaguars won last year’s meeting as they won 19-8 in Troy, Alabama.

Troy Trojans wide receiver Damion Willis tries to escape the tackle of defensive back Aaron Williams against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first half
Damion Willis tries to escape the tackle of defensive back Aaron Williams against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first half (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Troy now leads the all-time series 4-3. The Trojans also won in 2012 and 2013.

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“We went back to recommitting to the standard; the standard here is we expect to win every game,” Troy head coach Neal Brown said. “All of our goals are still out there; 4-0 in the league, that’s the only number that we look at.”

The Trojans improved to 6-2 on the season with the win. They are a perfect 4-0 in conference play this season.

The loss dropped the Jaguars to 2-6. They are just 1-3 in conference play.

Trojans quarterback Sawyer Smith went 9 of 16 for 158 yards. He had three touchdown passes and an interception.

B.J. Smith had 22 carries for 170 yards and one touchdown. Damion Willis had five receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns.

Jaguars quarterback Evan Orth went 18 of 29 for 275 yards. He had two touchdown passes and three interceptions.

Tra Minter had 23 carries for 99 yards. Jamarius Way had six receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown.

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The Trojans scored the only points in the second half. Smith scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Troy led 31-17 at halftime. Smith hit Deondre Douglas for a six-yard touchdown reception.

Smith hit Willis for a 44-yard touchdown reception. The duo also connected on a three-yard touchdown reception.

B.J. Smith scored a 36-yard rushing touchdown. Tyler Sumpter also made a 37-yard field goal.

Orth hit Jordan McCray for a 16-yard touchdown reception. Orth also hit Way for a 31-yard touchdown reception.

Gavin Patterson also made a 44-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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