NCAAF Game Recap - Troy at Middle Tennessee
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

Cit
0
Clem
49
F
SoFL
0
ND
52
F
Tuls
7
OkSt
16
F
APSU
20
Cin
55
F
UCF
49
GATec
21
F
MiaFL
47
Lou
34
F
ULLaf
34
GASt
31
F OT
App
7
Marsh
17
F
Syr
10
Pitt
21
F
Camp
21
CoCar
43
F
BC
26
Duke
6
F
Lib
30
W Ky
24
F
Navy
27
Tul
24
F
SFA
10
UTSA
24
F
Troy
47
MidTN
14
F
SMU
65
NorTx
35
F
TxSt
38
ULMon
17
F
LaTec
31
SMiss
30
F
Wake
42
NCSt
45
F
Abil
13
UTEP
17
F

Sep 19, 2020, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Troy (1-0)

7

19

14

7

47

Middle Tennessee (0-2)

7

0

0

7

14

Watson leads Troy to season-opening victory, 47-14
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:21 PM

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Gunnar Watson threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns and Troy opened its season with a 47-14 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

Watson threw both of his touchdown passes to Khalil McClain in the first half, including a 5-yarder with three seconds left before the break to lead 26-7.

Three Trojans running backs scored on short runs with Troy rushing for 240 yards. Troy outgained MTSU 496-241.

Troy's Will Choloh had a sack for a safety and Terence Dunlap two of the Trojans' three interceptions.

MTSU (0-2) limited fan capacity to 7,000 in their 30,788-seat stadium with face coverings required.

Troy will host MTSU in a second regular-season meeting on Nov. 21. A second game was slated after Troy's four originally scheduled nonleague games were canceled. It's the third time since 1999 that two Division I teams will play in the same regular season.

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Passing

Troy Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Watson 37 26 70.3 2 248 25 1 95.3
J. Free 1 1 100.0 1 8 8 0 139.6
MidTN Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. O'Hara 23 16 69.6 0 109 21 1 61.7
M. DiLiello 4 3 75.0 1 35 28 0 140.6

Rushing

Troy Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Smith 10 81 8.1 38 0
C. Strong 11 54 4.9 17 1
MidTN Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Cunningham 2 0 0.0 6 0
A. O'Hara 14 45 3.2 8 1

Receiving

Troy Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. McClain 6 75 12.5 25 2
B. Clark 6 59 9.8 18 0
MidTN Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
F. Peasant 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Pierce 11 81 7.4 21 0

Fumbles

Troy F FL
G. Watson 1 1

Returning

Troy KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Todd 3 23.3 0 34 0 - 0 0
T. Johnson 1 12.0 0 12 0 - 0 0
MidTN KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Lane 3 21.0 0 24 1 10.0 0 0

Punting

Troy Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Coale 3 95 31.7 38
MidTN Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Ulbrich 4 150 37.5 51

Takeaways

Troy Int Yds InTD
T. Dunlap 2 -3 0
C. Slocum 1 23 0
MidTN Int Yds InTD
D. Patterson 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Troy MidTN
Points For 47 14
Total Yards 496 241
Rushing Yards 240 87
Passing Yards 256 154
Passing Completions / Attempts 27/38 21/34
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 2/0
First Downs 30 15
Penalties - Yards 4/45 5/35
Time Of Possession 45:45 15:15
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 13/19 6/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 0/0 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Troy MidTN
Troy 3:47 TD Khalil McClain 8 yd pass from Gunnar Watson (Evan Legassey kick) 7 0
MidTN 13:27 TD Asher O'Hara 2 yd run (Crews Holt kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Troy MidTN
Troy 0:49 TD Charles Strong 1 yd run (Evan Legassey kick) 14 7
Troy 8:10 FG Evan Legassey 47 yd FG 17 7
Troy 13:31 SF Team safety 19 7
Troy 14:57 TD Khalil McClain 5 yd pass from Gunnar Watson (Evan Legassey kick) 26 7
3rd Quarter Troy MidTN
Troy 5:04 TD Kimani Vidal 1 yd run (Evan Legassey kick) 33 7
Troy 11:31 TD DK Billingsley 2 yd run (Evan Legassey kick) 40 7
4th Quarter Troy MidTN
Troy 8:38 TD Tyler Hussey 8 yd pass from Jacob Free (Evan Legassey kick) 47 7
MidTN 13:06 TD Jaylin Lane 28 yd pass from Mike DiLiello (Crews Holt kick) 47 14

Game Information

Stadium: Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Attendance: 6,000
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