Troy can’t keep pace with Ole Miss

Published 6:27 pm Saturday, November 16, 2013

By Danielle Percival

The Troy Trojans surrendered the most yards Ole Miss had ever recorded in a 51-21 defeat in Oxford, Miss. Saturday afternoon.

The Rebels racked up 751 yards of offense, the most the Trojans have allowed in the Division-1 era.

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The Rebels established a balanced attack in the game finishing with 382 yards on the ground and 369 through the air.

Quarterback Bo Wallace tore through the Trojans for 272 yards through the air and three touchdowns.

He also led the team with 66 yards rushing and another touchdown.

Trojan quarterback Corey Robinson finished the game 24-of-36 for 258 yards but did not have a touchdown, breaking his 16 game streak with at least one score.

The Trojans were unable to get anything going on the ground ending the game with -13 yards.

The irony is all three of the Trojans’ touchdowns came on the ground.

Troy kept pace with the Rebels in the first ten minutes of the game with the score tied at 7, but the Rebels would then reel off 37 unanswered points.

Troy’s first touchdown of the day came on a 5-yard run by Brandon Burks for his second rushing touchdown of the season.

The Trojans put 14 points on the board in the fourth quarter with touchdowns by Jordan Chunn and Daron White.

Chandler Worthy led all Troy receivers with seven receptions for 133 yards.

Twice in the first half, Troy had the opportunity to score but two turnovers cost the Trojans.

Robinson fumbled on a sack and also threw an interception, but neither led to Ole Miss scores.

The loss drops the Trojans to 5-6 overall and leaves them with one opportunity left to reach bowl eligibility.

Troy will have a bye week before facing Texas State on November 29th for the season finale at Veterans Memorial Stadium.