Scores

Final

Troy 30

(2-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

Arkansas State 27

(1-2, 0-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:30 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Liberty Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR

1 2 3 4 T
TROY 3 17 3 730
ARST 10 0 14 327

Top Performers

Passing: L. Brown (TROY) - 355 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: R. Arnold (ARST) - 12 CAR, 32 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Gill (TROY) - 10 REC, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Troy 30, Arkansas St. 27

Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Levi Brown hit Cornelius Williams on an 8-yard touchdown pass with 7:53 left to propel Troy to a 30-27 victory over Arkansas State in a Sun Belt Conference opener Saturday.

The go-ahead score came after Troy had recovered Taylor Clements? fumbled punt at the Arkansas State 25 with 9:58 left.

Until that point, the Red Wolves (1-2, 0-1) and Trojans (2-2, 1-0) had gone back and forth.

Arkansas State took a 10-0 lead on its first two possessions on a field goal by Josh Arauco and a 1-yard run by Reggie Arnold.

The Trojans answered with 20 straight points for a 20-10 halftime lead. Sam Glusman hit the first of his three field goals, and Tebiarus Gill caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Brown to make it 10-10 early in the second quarter.

Glusman gave the Trojans the lead on another field goal, and De Juan Harris scored on a 9-yard run with 45 seconds left in the half for a 20-10 edge.

Glusman?s third field goal made it 23-10 early in the third quarter.

But the Red Wolves answered with a 1-yard run by Arnold and a 58-yard pass from Corey Leonard to Brandon Thompkins for a 24-23 lead with 5:24 left in the quarter.

Arauco?s second field goal made it 27-23 with 12:17 left in the game.

Brown completed 33 of 46 passes for 355 yards. Gill caught 10 for 85 yards. Leonard was 12 of 24 for 190 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
ARST
1st Downs2913
Total Yards507305
Passing373235
Rushing13470
Penalties11-727-48
3rd Down Conversions8-172-9
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers33
Possession34:2425:36

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown33/463557.720
Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leonard12/241907.910

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris13483.7111
Southward9384.2015
Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold12322.729
Jones2147.0015

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gill10858.5121
Marcum67512.5023
Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompkins48220.5158
Gillott26030.0050

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYARST
FG11:56Josh Arauco 27 Yd 03
TD07:12Reggie Arnold 1 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 010
FG03:05Sam Glusman 44 Yd 310
SECOND QUARTERTROYARST
TD14:19Tebiarus Gill 6 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Sam Glusman Kick) 1010
FG04:31Sam Glusman 37 Yd 1310
TD00:45DuJuan Harris 9 Yd Run (Sam Glusman Kick) 2010
THIRD QUARTERTROYARST
FG13:02Sam Glusman 21 Yd 2310
TD07:14Reggie Arnold 1 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 2317
TD05:24Brandon Thompkins 58 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 2324
FOURTH QUARTERTROYARST
FG12:17Josh Arauco 31 Yd 2327
TD07:53Cornelius Williams 8 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Sam Glusman Kick) 3027