Trojans win two straight Battle of the Belts with 37-13 win over the Jaguars

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Troy Trojans won the Battle of the Belt for the second straight year. The Trojans defeated the South Alabama Jaguars, 37-13, on Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama.

The Trojans improved to 3-3 on the season. This win improved the team to 1-1 in conference play.

Troy Trojans quarterback Kaleb Barker runs from Will Honas against the Nebraska Cornhuskers
Kaleb Barker runs from Will Honas against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Getty Images)

The loss by the Jaguars dropped the team to 1-6 overall. The team is winless in conference play at 0-3.

With the win, Troy is now 5-3 all-time against South Alabama. They have won the last two meetings after a 19-8 loss in 2017.

The two game win streak ties the longest win streak by any team in this series. Troy also won back-to-back games in 2012 and 2013.

Trojans quarterback Kaleb Barker went 20 of 30 for 194 yards. He threw two touchdown passes and two interceptions.

DK Billingsley had 20 carries for 100 yards, while Trevon Woolfolk had 10 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. Barker had 10 carries for 36 yards.

Bret Clark had four receptions for 60 yards. Reggie Todd had three receptions for 44 yards and Like Whittemore had three receptions for 34 yards. Kaylon Geiger had four receptions for 29 yards and two touchdowns.

Jaguars quarterback Cephus Johnson went 20 of 38 for 183 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

Tra Minter had 17 carries for 86 yards. Kawaan Baker had four carries for 15 yards and a touchdown.

Jalen Tolbert had two receptions for 48 yards. Baker had five receptions for 42 yards, while Minter had six receptions for 36 yards. Davyn Flenord had four receptions for 33 yards.

Troy scored 21 points in the second half. Barker hit Geiger for a 15-yard touchdown reception. Will Sunderland also had a 29-yard interception returned for a touchdown.

Woolfolk also had a four-yard rushing touchdown.

South Alabama scored three points in the second half. Frankie Onate made a 31-yard field goal.

The Trojans had 16 first half points. Barker hit Geiger for a one-yard touchdown reception. Tyler Sumpter also made two field goals.

The Jaguars had 10 first half points. Baker scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown. Onate also made a 17-yard field goal.

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