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Troy 41, Navy 31 – Notes and Quotes

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GAME STORY

PHOTO GALLERY

NOTES

– Chandler Worthy’s 34-yard touchdown reception was the ninth longest scoring play of the season for Troy.

– The Trojans 16-play scoring drive in the first quarter was the second longest drive of the season.

– B.J. Chitty’s 62-yard touchdown catch was the longest reception and touchdown of his career. It was the third longest touchdown of the season for Troy.

– Deon Anthony’s 44-yard touchdown rush was the longest rushing touchdown of the season for Troy and was a career best. The rush was the second longest rush of the season for Troy.

– First time Troy had three 30+ yard touchdowns in a game this season. Troy last had three 30+ yard touchdowns in a game on Dec. 4, 2010, against FAU (all three were passes from Corey Robinson).

– Troy also had exactly 358 first half yards against Tennessee last week.

– Chip Reeves’ 38-yard reception in the third quarter was his 11th 30+ yard reception of the season.

– J.J. Harbin recorded his first career catch in the fourth quarter, a 24-yard reception.

– Deon Anthony had two rushing touchdowns in the game for the second time this season. He also rushed for two touchdowns against FIU.

TROY IN THE RECORD BOOKS

– Shawn Southward

– Moved into sole possesion of second place in teh career touchdowns scored with 35.

– Moved into a tie for seventh all-time in points scored with 204.

– Moved in to a tie for eighth for single-season rushing touchdowns with 10.

– Corey Robinson

– Moved into ninth for single-season passing attempts with 318.

– Moved into seventh for single-season completions with 209.

– Moved into eighth for single-season passing yards with 2,521

-Chip Reeves

– Moved into ninth all time in receptions with 111.

– Moved into seventh all-time in receiving yards with 1,810.

– Moved into 10th for single-season receiving yards with 892.

DEFENSE

– The Trojans stopped Navy on the opening drive, something they hadn’t done since defeating South Alabama, 31-10. Troy began the season stopping its opponents on the opening drive in the first five games.

– Troy shutout its opponent in the first quarter for the first time since shutting out UAB in the first quarter on Sept. 1, 2012.

– Xavier Melton recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter.

SPECIAL TEAMS

– Justin Albert’s 35-yard punt return in the first quarter was his second longest of the season, behind a 54-yard return against Western Kentucky.

– Will Scott made two field goals on the day, the third straight game he has done so. Scott has made two field goals in four games this season.

– Will Scott moved into 10th for single-season field goals made with 13.

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QUOTES

Head coach Larry Blakeney

“It’s a game I thought we could win, but I wasn’t sure. The offense they use is pretty prolific and they always have big play capabilities off the option and fakes. Our defense really put their best foot forward and got a lot done. The offense, we thought, could score a lot of points, and we wound up scoring enough.”

On dual quarterback success

“I hated we got one turnover with Deon’s interception, but our quarterback were spot on. They both have their little packages that they really feel comfortable with.”

Quarterback Corey Robinson

“I felt good, the receivers played awesome game, but the guys who played the best out there were our offensive line. I can’t give those guys enough credit the way they gave us so much time back there.”

Wide receiver Chip Reeves

“The next two games mean a lot. We need to win them so we can get a spot and go to a bowl that we want to go to and not just get thrown in one. Six will get us in one, but seven is our pick.”

Author: Wes Johnson

Sports Editor - The (Troy) Messenger Troy, Alabama Covering Troy University athletics

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