GAMEDAY College Football

Troy 34, Western Kentucky 27

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Jarret Doege threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, DK Billingsley ran for 122 yards with a touchdown and Troy defeated Western Kentucky 34-27.

Doege came in for injured starter Gunnar Watson late in the third quarter when the game was tied at 20. He finished that drive with a 16- yard touchdown pass to Jabre Barber on the first play of the fourth quarter. He hit Tez Johnson for a 10-yard score on the next possession putting Troy (3-2) on top 34-20 with 7:14 to go.

Western Kentucky (3-2) then answ ered with a scoring drive, kept alive early when lineman Gunner Britton snagged a deflected pass and rumbled for 12 yards on fourth-and-11. A Troy punt pinned the Hilltoppers on their 11 but they reached the Troy 32 before Richard Jibunor sacked Austin Reed and forced a fumble that was recovered by Tro Showers, sealing the win with a minute left.

Doege finished 7-of-8 for 71 yards. Watson was 15-of-28 for 200 and hauled in a 7-yard scoring pass from Johnson on a double reverse. Johnson had nine catches for 105 yards.

Reed completed 39 of 56 passes for 405 yards and three scores. Daewood Davis caught 12 passes for 122 yards, Michael Mathison eight for 152 and both had a touchdown.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TroyWestKy
WestKy TD 12:58 Joshua Simon 13 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 0 7
Troy FG 8:04 Brooks Buce 35 yd FG 3 7
Troy TD 0:55 DK Billingsley 21 yd run (Brooks Buce kick) 10 7
Second Quarter TroyWestKy
WestKy FG 2:57 Brayden Narveson 43 yd FG 10 10
WestKy TD 1:12 Michael Mathison 34 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 10 17
Troy FG 0:00 Brooks Buce 33 yd FG 13 17
Third Quarter TroyWestKy
Troy TD 11:40 Gunnar Watson 7 yd pass from Tez Johnson (Brooks Buce kick) 20 17
WestKy FG 3:27 Brayden Narveson 47 yd FG 20 20
Fourth Quarter TroyWestKy
Troy TD 14:54 Jabre Barber 16 yd pass from Jarret Doege (Brooks Buce kick) 27 20
Troy TD 7:14 Tez Johnson 10 yd pass from Jarret Doege (Brooks Buce kick) 34 20
WestKy TD 4:20 Daewood Davis 9 yd pass from Austin Reed (Brayden Narveson kick) 34 27
Team Stats
  Troy Western Kentucky
First downs 25 29
  Rushing 9 8
  Passing 15 18
  Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 8-16, 50%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 2-4, 50%
Rushes-Yards 39-135 29-64
Passing Yards 280 406
Return Yards 68 14
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-37-1 39-56-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--15 5--26
Punts 4 2
Punts-Average 43.5 48.5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 7-70 9-85
Time of Possession 30:12 29:48
Troy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Watson 15 28 202 0 1
J. Doege 7 8 71 2 0
T. Johnson 1 1 7 1 0
Western Kentucky Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Reed 39 56 406 3 1
Troy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Billingsley 24 122 5.1 1
K. Vidal 6 26 4.3 0
D. Brown 1 1 1.0 0
G. Watson 5 -8 -1.6 0
Western Kentucky Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Robichaux 11 50 4.5 0
A. Reed 10 10 1.0 0
D. Ervin-Poindexter 6 8 1.3 0
M. Corley 1 -1 -1.0 0
Troy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Johnson 6 105 17.5 1
D. Stoudemire 7 93 13.3 0
R. Johnson 2 33 16.5 0
J. Barber 3 23 7.7 1
M. Vice 2 8 4.0 0
M. Rogers 1 8 8.0 0
G. Watson 1 7 7.0 1
D. Ross 1 3 3.0 0
Western Kentucky Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Mathison 9 160 17.8 1
D. Davis 12 122 10.2 1
J. Hall 4 35 8.8 0
D. Smith 4 28 7.0 0
M. Corley 4 23 5.8 0
K. Robichaux 2 15 7.5 0
G. Britton 1 12 12.0 0
J. Simon 2 11 5.5 1
D. Ervin-Poindexter 1 0 0.0
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Troy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Martial 1 21
Western Kentucky Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Smith 1 0
Troy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Rivers 4 174 43.5
Western Kentucky Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Ellard 2 97 48.5
Troy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Western Kentucky Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Troy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
W. Choloh 1 32 32.0
J. Barber 1 15 15.0
Western Kentucky Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Mathison 1 14 14.0
Troy Missed FG
Player Length
Western Kentucky Missed FG
Player Length




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