What a wild night of offense. The Troy Trojans (2-1) finished with 614 yards on 95 players. It was…
A-State 41 Troy 34 (AGAIN)
The winning margin came on a 13-yard run by Fredi Knighten with 3:56 left. Freddie Jackson settled it with an interception with 55 seconds left deep in A-State territory.
ASU took a 13-0 lead. Allen Muse caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Adam Kennedy with 7:50 left in the first quarter. After an Amos Draper interception, David Oku ran in for a 2-yard score with 6:31 left. After the second score, ASU went for the two-point conversion and failed.
But it would be a night where Red Wolves' fans would never feel comfortable.
The Trojans trimmed A-State's lead to 13-7 as Jordan Chunn scored on a 1-yard run with 4:38 left in the first quarter.
A 43-yard pass from Kennedy to Muse set up Oku's 3-yard run for a 20-7 lead
Troy took the lead at halftime on 2-yard run by Deon Anthony and a 3-yard pass from Corey Robinson to Eric Thomas with 16 seconds left in the half. It was 21-20 at that time.
A-State regained the lead in the third quarter at 27-21 when Michael Gordon took handoff in the Wildcat formation and ran 11 yards.
Adam Kennedy completed 20-of-34 for 282 yards and a TD. Julian Jones catching a game-high eight for 65 yards. Muse turned in his best game with six receptions for 158 yards.
Linebacker Qushaun Lee's had 12 tackles. Eddie Porter had eight tackles and a fumble recovery.
"Overall, I feel that our players and coaches coming off a short week prepared very well because you never really know if you're going to be fresh enough coming off such a short week like we did," Harsin said. "The energy these guys showed today, going out and playing a really physical football team like Troy the way we did is just tremendous."
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