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Troy kicker/punter Will Scott was named Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Trojans 41-31 win over Navy on Saturday.

Will Scott attempts a field goal. (Photo/Troy University)

Scott nailed a pair of field goals (23, 25) and also pinned Navy at its own 2-yard line with a fantastic 38-yard punt.

Scott has been solid for Troy this season. He has hit 13 of 17 field goal attempts. Scott was also named Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 24.

Oddly, Troy, averaging 499.5 yards of offense per game, has had just one player named Offensive Player of the Week (Shawn Southward, Week 1), where as two have each been named Defensive and Special Teams POW.

CBSsports.com is projecting Troy to the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham on Jan. 5 to face Toledo.

Scout.com and SBNation.com left Troy off of their Week 11 projections.
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The Troy women’s basketball team lost its season opener on the road to Winthrop, 87-82. The Eagles were 18-13 last season including an 80-66 win over Troy.

One encouraging thing about the loss is the points scored. Troy averaged just under 50 points (49.9) per game last season didn’t score 80+ in 28 games.

HERE is Matt Mays game story.

The women’s team will play its home opener on Wednesday against Mercer. Tip is set for 7 p.m. at Trojan Arena.

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The Troy men’s team, coming off a 56-53 win over Mississippi State, will travel to College Station, Tex., to battle another SEC opponent in Texas A&M tonight.

Barry McKnight will have the call on WTBF 94.7. Tip is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest.

HERE is the preview from Texas A&M’s athletic website.

HERE is the link to a lot of videos from after the Mississippi State game.

Author: Wes Johnson

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

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