Trojans still kings of the Belt

Published 10:55 pm Saturday, October 24, 2009

After witnessing Troy’s demolishing of North Texas on Saturday, one thing came to my mind – Troy is still the class of the Sun Belt Conference.

Yes, the Trojans beat a relatively bad team, but it’s the way they did it that impressed me much.

The team came into the game focused to grab the momentum of the game early and set the tone – and they did just that.

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Before the Mean Green knew what happened, they were done 17 points.

This is the Trojans team that we heard so much about this offseason with all the preseason honors and predictions.

This is the explosive offense that could score points at will and the defense that denies teams any kind of productivity.

It took seven games to develop but its here – and it is something that is a lot of fun to watch.

The Trojans have now won five consecutive games, its longest winning streak since the 2007 season when the Trojans won six-in-a-row.

With each win, we the fans, see more improvement.

Since beginning the winning streak, the offense has put up 27, 30, 31, 42 and 50 points against some qualities conference opponents.

I know some people care more about how the team performs against out of conference opponents like Florida and Oklahoma State, but what really matters is the kind of beat downs the Trojans give to its Sun Belt opponents.

And they give beat downs.

These Trojans have shown that they are not ready to give up their Sun Belt throne – and with that being said, it looks like no one in the conference is ready to take it from them.

While there have been many supposed suitors to contend with the Trojans, it appears no one can play on the same level that Troy has played on so consistently the past couple of years in the conference.

Now, with a little less than half the season remaining, the Trojans seem posed to win it’s fourth straight conference title, something that conference has not seen since North Texas did it earlier this decade.