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Troy v LSU

Troy beat No. 25 LSU 24-21 on a disastrous night for Tigers football, two weeks after a 30-point loss to Mississippi State. With senior Danny Etling back in at quarterback, the Tigers score on a 3-play, 51-yard drive in just 27 seconds. Brossette was stripped by safety Cedarious Rookard and fellow defensive back Kris Weatherspoon recovered at the Tigers 30. Five plays later, Troy QB Brandon Silvers scored on a one-yard touchdown run. They did it by forcing four turnovers. Both teams from that point on traded punts and a missed field goal by each team until just before halftime. But after failing to recover an onside kick, LSU got the ball back on its own 11 with only 23 seconds left, and Troy sealed it with Blace Brown's interception on the Troy 42 with 11 seconds left. It didn't come without controversy however.

NO. 10 WISCONSIN 33, NORTHWESTERN 24: Jonathan Taylor had two touchdowns runs to help the offense overcome a sluggish start, and Wisconsin held off Northwestern in a Big Ten game in Madison, Wis. The clock ran out, but upon review, officials ruled that there was still time left.

The festivities were quickly shut down, however, as Troy took a 10-0 lead into halftime while temporarily taking quarterback Danny Etling out of the game with a huge hit (watch here).

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Heisman Trophy hopeful Saquon Barkley returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and No. 4 Penn State built a 28-0 first-quarter lead en route to an easy victory over Indiana.

The Badgers (4-0, 1-0) also limited Wildcats running back Justin Jackson to 26 yards on nine carries. Moreau's two-touchdown game was his first career multi-score outing at LSU.

Troy's defense forced a total of four turnovers including one in the third quarter with LSU on the TROY 9.

After an unsuccessful stint with two National Football League teams, Kelly is likely headed back to the college ranks if he moves on from his current career as an National Football League studio analyst.

The Tigers looked have gained the momentum after the Chunn fumble but the Trojans were not rattled.

LSU trailed 17-7 at the time of the interception. That scoring strike was for 20 yards. Troy coughed it up on the next possession after looking poised and ready to put the game away.

Silvers, a prep star at Gulf Shores High School, ended the game with 157 passing yards.

If LSU feels buyer's remorse, it probably won't act on it.


This LSU team isn't rebuilding - it's not lacking in talent, nor does it need Ed Orgeron-recruited players before it can start succeeding. Luke Del Rio started at quarterback for the Gators, but he suffered a shoulder injury in the second quarter and former starter Feleipe Franks led UF to 24 points, including a clutch drive to a field goal at the end of the first half. That moved the ball to the LSU 36 with 0:11 seconds to play. Orgeron then guided the Tigers to a 6-2 mark over the final two plus months of the season, which was enough to convince the LSU brass to hire him full-time despite a lackluster career record.

Much like Syracuse did one week earlier, Troy followed the interception with a long touchdown drive against a tired LSU defense.

The host Gators (3-1 overall, 3-0 in the SEC) ramped up their rushing attack to down the Commodores (3-2, 0-2). It was also Troy's first win over an AP top 25 team since 2004, when the Trojans defeated No. 17 Missouri. A road win over a Power 5-conference team should infuse Troy with confidence heading into the meat of its Sun Belt schedule.

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