Troy wraps up spring practice with T-Day game

Published 1:24 pm Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Troy University football teams finished spring practice with its annual T-Day spring game. The White team walked away with the victory over the Cardinal, 22-14.

After a pair of stalled drives, the white team got the scoring started with a 4-yard run from Brandon Knight. The touchdown capped a 97-yard drive.

Deon Anthony and Corey Robinson got nearly equal work at quarterback. Both threw for touchdowns in the first half. Robinson’s, a bullet thrown to K.D. Edenfield in the back of the endzone for a 16-yard score, came as time expired in the first half.

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Earlier in the half, Anthony shoveled a pass to Chandler Worthy, who cut upfield and raced 49 yards for the touchdown.

“I think we had a good day. We saw some good things and didn’t get anyone injured, that’s always a good things,” Troy head coach Larry Blakeney said. “The key now is to get back in the weight room and in the classroom and get our off-the-field work done and ready for the fall.”

The defensive unit looked solid as well with both Robinson and Anthony found themselves under pressure several times. Antonio Gillespie and Tyler Roberts came up with sacks in the first half.

“I like what we’re doing out there,” linebacker Mark Wilson said. “Coach (Wayne) Bolt and the other coaches know how to win, that’s been a huge difference-maker. Their winning attitude has carried over to all of the players. We didn’t understand it at first but now we’re all ready for the season and really pumped up.”

Wide receiver Eric Thomas said the team is ready for fall practice.

“We’ve been practicing and playing against each other, we’re ready to play someone else,” he said. “I think the whole team has gotten a lot better and will get better everyday. This is going to be a good year.”

Troy opens the 2013 season at home against UAB on August 31.