GAMEDAY College Football

Troy 16, Marshall 7

Associated Press

TROY, Ala. - Buddha Jones returned a fumble 23 yards for Troy's only touchdown, Brooks Buce kicked three field goals and Troy defeated Marshall 16-7.

Troy's Gunnar Watson threw for 321 yards to go over 5,000 for his career. Tez Johnson and Jabre Barber both had over 100 yards receiving with each setting up fourth-quarter field goals with big gains after receptions.

Jones' touchdown came after T.J. Jackson strip-sacked Henry Colombi for a 7-0 lead and Buce added a field goal in the first quarter which came on a drive that included a 63-yard Johnson reception, 51 yards coming after the catch.

Khalan Laborn had 113 yards, his fourth straight game over 100, and scored on a 14-yard run in the third quarter, the only touchdown for the Thundering Herd (2-2, 0-1 Sun Belt).

Johnson had 39 yards after the catch for a 58-yard reception and Barber went 40 yards after a reception in the final quarter to set up Buce. Johnson had 121 yards on just two receptions and Barber 101 on four. Of Watson's 321 yards passing, 233 came on yards after the catch.

Carlton Martial of Troy (2-2, 1-1) had 17 tackles - four solo - giving him 474 to become the Sun Belt's all-time leader

Marshall didn't over 100 yards either passing or rushing and was outgained 418-169. The Herd came in with the nation's sixth-ranked rushing offense at 263.3 per game.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MarshTroy
Troy TD 10:51 Buddha Jones 23 yd fumble return (Brooks Buce kick) 0 7
Troy FG 5:31 Brooks Buce 40 yd FG 0 10
Third Quarter MarshTroy
Marsh TD 4:25 Khalan Laborn 14 yd run (Rece Verhoff kick) 7 10
Fourth Quarter MarshTroy
Troy FG 7:43 Brooks Buce 25 yd FG 7 13
Troy FG 3:18 Brooks Buce 28 yd FG 7 16
Team Stats
  Marshall Troy
First downs 15 13
  Rushing 11 4
  Passing 2 7
  Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Efficiency 8-19, 42% 3-14, 21%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 48-96 31-100
Passing Yards 78 321
Return Yards 43 7
Completions-Attempts-Int 11-21-0 15-25-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 5--51 3--18
Punts 9 4
Punts-Average 40.6 35.5
Fumbles Lost 1-1 2-2
Penalties - Yards 7-64 8-69
Time of Possession 30:56 29:04
Marshall Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Colombi 8 13 49 0 0
C. Fancher 3 7 29 0 0
Troy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Watson 15 25 321 0 1
Marshall Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Laborn 30 118 3.9 1
A. Turner 2 10 5.0 0
E. Horton 1 3 3.0 0
E. Payne 2 0 0.0 0
C. Fancher 7 -3 -0.4 0
H. Colombi 6 -32 -5.3 0
Troy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Billingsley 14 85 6.1 0
K. Vidal 9 34 3.8 0
J. Woods 3 0 0.0 0
G. Watson 4 -18 -4.5 0
Marshall Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. McMillan 3 37 12.3 0
T. Keaton 2 18 9.0 0
K. Laborn 2 15 7.5 0
S. Ahmed 1 5 5.0 0
J. Harrison 2 3 1.5 0
C. Gammage 1 0 0.0
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Troy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Johnson 2 121 60.5 0
J. Barber 4 101 25.3 0
M. Rogers 1 50 50.0 0
K. Vidal 5 40 8.0 0
D. Stoudemire 2 5 2.5 0
R. Johnson 1 4 4.0 0
Marshall Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Abraham 1 0
Troy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Marshall Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. McConnell 6 236 39.3
R. Verhoff 3 129 43.0
Troy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Rivers 4 142 35.5
Marshall Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Keaton 2 6 3.0
Troy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Stoudemire 1 7 7.0
Marshall Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Harrison 1 29 29.0
C. McMillan 1 8 8.0
Troy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Marshall Missed FG
Player Length
R. Verhoff 34
Troy Missed FG
Player Length




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