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Troy 34, Alabama State 7

Troy's offense exploded for 605 yards of offense to power past in-state foe Alabama State, 34-7.

Jordan Chunn and Jamarius Henderson combined for five rushing touchdowns - three for Chunn and two for Henderson - and put on an impressive ground show for the 29,278 fans at The Vet Saturday night.

Henderson led the rushing attack with 107 yards on eight carries. Overall, Troy (1-1) finished the game with 251 total rushing yards - the most since last year's home opener against Austin Peay.

Chunn kicked off the scoring with a four-yard touchdown rush just 3:47 into the ballgame to give the Trojans an early 7-0 lead.

Alabama State (0-2) struck for its only points of the game when Ronnie Scott stepped in front of a Brandon Silvers pass and returned it 80 yards to tie the game up at 7-7.

The Trojans responded with 28 unanswered points, starting with another MegaChunn touchdown run in the second quarter.

Troy then marched down the field with an eight play, 95-yard drive that was capped off by a 12-yard Henderson rushing touchdown - his first in a Troy uniform.

Chunn added his third touchdown of the day in the third quarter, before a 36-yard Henderson house call with 9:03 left in the fourth quarter wrapped up the scoring.

Brandon Silvers finished the game 32-for-40 with 345 yards to move into second place all-time in Troy history. Troy threw for 354 yards but did not find the end zone through the air, which is most passing yards in a game without a passing touchdown in the Trojans' FBS history.

The Trojan defense stood strong all night, not allowing an offensive point and holding the Hornets to only 80 passing yards and 85 rushing yards. The 165 yards allowed was the eighth fewest in Troy's FBS history and lowest output since Savannah State totaled just 147 yards in 2013.



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