Troy falls late to Arkansas State in high-scoring game

Published 4:20 pm Friday, September 13, 2013

The Arkansas State Red Wolves made the most of a rare mistake from Corey Robinson late in the fourth quarter to pick up a 41-34 win Thursday night.

Arkansas State (2-1) intercepted a Robinson pass with 6:11 to go in the fourth quarter. Later in the quarter sophomore quarterback Fredi Knighten took the ball in from 19 yards out to give the Red Wolves the final go ahead score with 3:41 to go.

Troy (2-1) drove the final drive to the Arkansas State 22 on its final drive but a Robinson pass was intercepted by junior linebacker Frankie Johnson ending the scoring threat.

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The loss to Arkansas State was the third in a row for Troy, and the first loss of the season for the Trojans.

Robinson finished the night 30-for-51 for 371 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Deon Anthony, Troy’s “change of pace quarterback,” went 5-for-6 for 110 yards and a touchdown in the air, and also picked up 87 yards and a score on the ground.

Troy’s leading receiver on the night, Eric Thomas, finished the night with six catches for 125 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Troy led the high-scoring affair 21-20 at the half, after clawing its back from a 20-7 deficit at the end of the first quarter.

As of press time, quotes from Troy players and coaches were unavailable. The Messenger will have a full breakdown of the action later in the week.