Troy State Game Notes

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 18, 2000

*Alabama State won the coin toss and chose to receive. It marked the first time this season that Troy State has lost the toss.

*The attendance at Saturday nights game, 21,316, was a school record.

*Troy States 31 first-quarter points were a school record since the Trojans moved to Division I status in 1992.

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*Troy State wide receiver David Hills 44-yard reception in the the third quarter was the longest of his career. His previous long was 38 yards in 1998.

*When Alabama State scored a touchdown with13:59 left in the first quarter on a 84-yard pass completion it was only the second time an opponent has scored in the first two minutes of a game since the Trojans moved to Division I-AA status in 1992. Alabama State accomplished the feat the first time as well, in 1995, in a 28-10 win over the Hornets at Cramton Bowl.

*Troy States Demontray Carter returned a first-quarter kickoff 86 yards with 13:42 left in the first quarter. The last time a Trojan returned a kickoff for a touchdown was in a 14-13 loss to Northwestern State in 1997. Andy Swafford had an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 8:29 left in the first quarter of that game.

*Travis Bozeman scored a 19-yard touchdown on a interception return. The last time a Trojan had an interception return for a touchdown was in the third game of the 1999 season against South Florida. Jimmy McClain had a 71-yard return and a 43-yard return for two touchdowns in that game.

*Lawrence Tynes made his eighth and ninth consecutive field goals with 7:25 left in the second quarter. The streak dated back to the Stephen F. Austin game last year on Nov. 6. His next attempt with 2:20 left in the second quarter was no good, ending the streak at nine.

*The Trojans have never lost to an Alabama school at Richard M. Scrushy Field since Larry Blakeney became head coach in 1991. They are now 14-0 all-time under Blakeney against Alabama teams at home.

*The Trojans five interceptions on Saturday were a school record as a Division I-AA school. They were one shy of the school record of six set in 1989 against Central Florida and 1978 against Tennessee Tech.