Scores

Final

Troy 42

(3-2, 1-2 away)

Middle Tennessee 13

(2-3, 1-2 home)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, October 5, 2010

Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, TN

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 14 7 7 1442
MTU 0 7 0 613

Top Performers

Passing: C. Robinson (TROY) - 259 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Harris (TROY) - 11 CAR, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Gill (TROY) - 5 REC, 31 YDS, 2 TD

Troy 42, Middle Tennessee 13

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Corey Robinson passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns, connecting twice with Tebiarus Gill, and Troy rolled to a 42-13 victory over Middle Tennessee on Tuesday night.

The Trojans (3-2, 2-0) won their fifth straight against the Blue Raiders (2-3, 1-1) and their 12th consecutive Sun Belt Conference game.

Troy led 21-0 with six minutes left in the first half.

Jerrel Jernigan capped off the Trojans' opening drive with a 3-yard touchdown on a shovel pass from Jamie Hampton. Hampton, a reserve quarterback used sparingly in the Troy's spread offense, later suffered a leg injury in the second quarter and was carted off, wearing a boot.

Gill caught a 5-yard pass from Robinson at the back of the end zone later in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead. The two connected for a TD with 1:52 left in the third quarter, this time from 9 yards out for a 28-7 lead.

Middle Tennessee quarterback Dwight Dasher, making his season debut after serving a four-game suspension for accepting a $1,500 loan, ran for two touchdowns but couldn't rally the Blue Raiders. The Sun Belt's preseason offensive player of the year missed most of the first quarter due to a dislocated pinkie on his left, non-throwing hand.

Dasher returned with 13:12 to go in the second quarter but didn't do much right away, failing to convert a first down on his first three series back. But he led Middle Tennessee on a 63-yard drive, completing four passes for 37 yards and benefiting from two Troy penalties, including a personal foul. Dasher capped it off by keeping it for a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:04 left in the second quarter.

Middle Tennessee was moving the ball on its opening drive of the second half but Troy stopped that threat when Jacoby Thomas intercepted a pass from Dasher that was tipped.

The Trojans pulled away with a five-play, 87-yard drive late in the third quarter with Chris Anderson's 39-yard run from Troy's 13-yard line sparking the march. Four plays later, Robinson floated a pass to Gill just inside the pylon for a 9-yard touchdown.

The Trojans finished with 519 yards total offense but were called for 12 penalties for 106 yards.

Hampton was tackled hard by two Middle Tennessee defenders after an 8-yard run. His left leg was caught up underneath him awkwardly when the pile fell and he remained on the field for several minutes.

Jernigan became the Sun Belt's all-time leader in receiving yards. He had four catches for 40 yards and has 2,730 yards in his career.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
MTU
1st Downs2216
Total Yards519207
Passing281179
Rushing23828
Penalties12-1068-65
3rd Down Conversions8-164-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers02
Possession34:0925:51

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson26/372597.030
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dasher22/371724.601

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris11807.3141
Anderson6549.0039
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dasher14271.9222
Tanner6152.507

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bruce7628.9016
Jernigan44010.0114
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mason33411.3017
Brown3289.3010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYMTU
TD09:30Jerrel Jernigan 3 Yd Pass From Jamie Hampton (Michael Taylor Kick) 70
TD02:16Tebiarus Gill 5 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERTROYMTU
TD06:06D.J. Taylor 3 Yd Run (Michael Taylor Kick) 210
TD01:04Dwight Dasher 1 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERTROYMTU
TD01:52Tebiarus Gill 9 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor Kick) 287
FOURTH QUARTERTROYMTU
TD06:43Jamel Johnson 7 Yd Pass From Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor Kick) 357
TD04:27Dwight Dasher 2 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 3513
TD04:16DuJuan Harris 41 Yd Run (Michael Taylor Kick) 4213