Troy midseason report

October, 20, 2009
10/20/09
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Graham Watson

TROY TROJANS (4-2, 30 Sun Belt)

Troy had a slow start with losses in its first two games, but has rallied to win its last four and look poised to win its fourth consecutive Sun Belt title. However, coach Larry Blakeney has said several times this season that this year’s Sun Belt field has been the toughest he’s seen in his five seasons in the conference. Although the Trojans have defeated Middle Tennessee and Arkansas State, two of the toughest competitors in the conference, Louisiana-Monroe is tied atop the conference with the Trojans, setting up a key matchup between the two squads next week.

Offensive MVP

Levi Brown, QB: Brown started the season as the undisputed starter after former starter Jaime Hampton decided to redshirt while recovering from a knee injury and he hasn’t disappointed, He’s thrown for 1,679 yards and nine touchdowns, but in three of the last four games, Brown has thrown for 350 or more yards.

Defensive MVP

Bear Woods, LB: Woods might not lead the team statistically, but he is the heart and soul of the defense. The Trojans were 0-2 with him out of the lineup because of injury and they are 4-0 with him back. Woods does have 25 tackles this season and a tackle for loss.

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