Scores

Final

Arkansas State 9

(6-6, 3-3 Sun Belt)

Troy 35

(8-4, 6-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2008

Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL), Troy, AL

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 0 0 0 99
TROY 7 14 0 1435

Top Performers

Passing: L. Brown (TROY) - 181 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Harris (TROY) - 18 CAR, 72 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. McLennan (ARST) - 7 REC, 52 YDS

Troy 35, Arkansas St. 9

Associated Press

TROY, Ala. -- Levi Brown threw for 181 yards and three touchdowns as Troy beat Arkansas State 35-9 to clinch its first outright Sun Belt championship and earn a berth in the New Orleans Bowl.

Troy (8-4, 6-1 Sun Belt) will play Southern Mississippi in the bowl on Dec. 17. Arkansas State (6-6, 4-3) is bowl eligible, but must wait to see if it will earn a berth.

Troy scored on Brown's 19-yard touchdown pass to Cornelius Williams in the first quarter.

Xavier Moreland caught a 6-yard pass from Brown to make the score 14-0, and DuJuan Harris, who rushed for 72 yards, scored on a 6-yard run to give Troy a 21-0 halftime lead.

Dominique Williams tackled Brown in the end zone to cut the lead to 21-2 with 13:55 to go in the game.

Brown hit Austin Silvoy with a 24-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give Troy a 28-2 lead.

Harris added a 12-yard scoring run for a 35-2 lead.

Arkansas State's Corey Leonard ran for 49 yards and threw for 172, but left with an apparent leg injury. Reggie Arnold ran for 83 yards on 18 carries for Arkansas State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
TROY
1st Downs1917
Total Yards332337
Passing172181
Rushing160156
Penalties4-356-40
3rd Down Conversions6-165-11
4th Down Conversions3-51-1
Turnovers30
Possession36:5723:03

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leonard17/321725.402
TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown15/231817.930

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold18834.6024
Leonard18492.7017
TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris18724.0213
Moreland24924.5025

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McLennan7527.4012
Clements22814.0021
TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jernigan36923.0029
Marcum34515.0026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTTROY
TD02:03Cornelius Williams 19 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Sam Glusman Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERARSTTROY
TD08:28Xavier Moreland 6 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Sam Glusman Kick) 014
TD01:00DuJuan Harris 6 Yd Run (Sam Glusman Kick) 021
FOURTH QUARTERARSTTROY
SF13:55 221
TD08:50Austin Silvoy 24 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Sam Glusman Kick) 228
TD06:29DuJuan Harris 12 Yd Run (Sam Glusman Kick) 235
TD03:00Travis Hewitt 1 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 935