Troy Upset Finds Life In Death Valley

Florida RB Lamical Perine

Florida RB Lamical Perine

Brandon Silvers scored on a 1-yard run early in the first quarter and freshman Evan Legassey kicked a 37-yard field goal on the final play of the half.

Troy 7, LSU 0 (END Q1): The Tigers have 93 offensive yards, including 83 on the ground, but no points to show for it. Silvers also ran for a touchdown following an LSU turnover.

On the ensuing LSU drive, the Trojans bent but didn't break, forcing a turnovers on downs. Legassey misses a 36-yard field goal.

Things didn't get any better in the second half, either. It didn't come without controversy however. Officials ruled that time had expired in the half but after further review, it was confirmed that Johnson hit the ground with 2 seconds remaining. "I've taken the blame for the other games, but we've got to call better plays".

Troy got on the board first after halftime when Josh Anderson ran into the endzone with a 7-yard rush to push the lead to 24-7.

Troy normally speeds up the game by running a quick-tempo offense, but Brown said he has learned his lesson from the 2008 loss to LSU, when they threw 71 times and blew the big lead. Safety Kris Weatherspoon recovered for the Trojans at the LSU 30-yard line just seven seconds into the game.

According to the LSU Sports Radio Network, Etling was feeling OK after halftime, but began the second half on the sideline after having the wind knocked out of him a quarter before.

Hamilton teamed with quarterback Trace McSorley on the first two scoring passes and caught the third from running back Saquon Barkley to cap the scoring in the fourth quarter.

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The Tigers looked have gained the momentum after the Chunn fumble but the Trojans were not rattled.

Troy 17, LSU 7 (4:00): Brennan connects with Foster Moreau for a 7-yard touchdown pass to finally put the Tigers on the board. He found wide receiver Russell Gage for a 34-yard touchdown pass with 7:41 to play in the game, cutting Troy's lead to 24-14. The score caps a 10-play, 64-yard drive. Troy coughed it up on the next possession after looking poised and ready to put the game away.

Florida 38, Vanderbilt 24: Lamical Perine scored three touchdowns, Malik Davis added two and No. 21 Florida beat Vanderbilt despite losing quarterback Luke Del Rio for the season with a broken left collarbone.

Miles left the program with the highest winning percentage in LSU history (.770), forever etching his name in the memories of fans and players alike. Forced to punt, LSU was out of timeouts, but with the ball and 0:18 seconds to play. Sirk rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries in the first half but was held to 12 yards on six carries in the second. "We can't move the ball".

Although the Tigers (3-2) were three-touchdown favorites, the result wasn't entirely unfathomable. Etling was intercepted by Blace Brown, thus sealing the Trojan upset, and erasing past demons.

LSU (3-2) returns to action Saturday, Oct. 7, when the Tigers travel to face Florida in Gainesville.

Troy (4-1) became the first team from outside the Southeastern Conference to win at Death Valley since UAB in 2000. A road win over a Power 5-conference team should infuse Troy with confidence heading into the meat of its Sun Belt schedule.

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