Sawyer Smith hit Luke Whittemore on a 29-yard scoring strike in the third quarter to break open a close game and give Troy its 12th straight Sun Belt Conference win with a 35-21 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
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It was a memorable day for Troy's Kyler Knudsen, who capped his first career start with an interception and was later told that he had earned a scholarship.
Damion Willis had 10 catches for 213 yards, B.J. Smith set a school record with his fifth straight 100-yard rushing game and Troy remained unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play with a 26-16 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
Sawyer Smith threw three touchdown passes and B.J. Smith ran for 170 yards to lead Troy over in-state rival South Alabama 38-17 on Tuesday night.
Stephen Calvert threw a touchdown pass to B. J. Farrow late in the game to put Liberty up 22-16 over Troy on Saturday.
Kaleb Barker was 9-of-10 passing for 136 yards and two touchdowns -- all in the first half -- and Troy cruised by Georgia State 37-20 on Thursday night to extend the nation's third-longest conference winning streak.