Robinson, Troy sink Navy 41-31
Troy quarterback Deon Anthony (7) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college f...
Sun Nov 11, 12:45 AM UTC
Corey Robinson completed 25 of 28 passes for 322 yards and a touchdown to lead Troy in a 41-31 win over Navy on Saturday.
Backup quarterback Deon Anthony ran for two touchdowns and was 9-of-12 passing for 93 yards and a score for the Trojans (5-5).
Troy (5-5) has two games remaining in its regular season.
``That's what we've been told, but we're going to get to seven (wins),'' Robinson said. ``That's what we're shooting for.''
The Trojans scored on their first three possessions and led 21-0 early in the second quarter.
``We never seemed to recover,'' Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. ``You have to give them credit, and I'll take the hit for this. Obviously, they were more prepared than we were.''
Gee Gee Greene ran for 150 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback Keenan Reynolds had three rushing touchdowns for the Midshipmen (6-4), who had a five-game win streak snapped.
Reynolds finished with 128 yards rushing and was 8-of-15 passing for 159 yards.
Troy, a week after totaling 721 yards in a 55-48 loss at Tennessee, had 597 yards Saturday. The Midshipmen (6-4) finished with 487 yards, including 328 rushing.
``They've scored a lot of points against a lot of people,'' Niumatalolo said. ``We didn't play our best out there.''
Anthony threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Chandler Worthy on Troy's first drive. Shawn Southward added a 6-yard TD run and Robinson had a 62-yard pass to B.J. Chitty, giving the Trojans a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Reynolds had second-quarter touchdown runs of 5, 5 and 1 yards. Anthony also had a 44-yard TD run and Troy led 28-21 at halftime.
Navy sliced Troy's lead to 31-28 in the third quarter on a 59-yard touchdown run by Greene. Early in the fourth, the Trojans pushed the lead back to 10 points with Anthony's 4-yard TD run.
After Navy's Nick Sloan kicked a 27-yard field goal to make it 38-31 halfway through the final period, Troy answered with an 11-play, 69-yard drive. It ended with Will Scott's second field goal, a 23-yarder with 3:09 remaining.
``It was all about us being more disciplined than them,'' Troy defensive back Bryan Willis said. ``That's what it came down to.''
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