NMSU Football Drops Sun Belt Opener At Troy 52-6

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TROY, AL - Tyler Rogers tied a career-high in passing yards as the NM State football team dropped a 52-6 decision to Troy on Saturday night inside Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Rogers led the Aggies (1-3, 0-1 SBC) offensively as he completed 29-of-54 passes for 445 yards and one touchdown. Overall, NM State racked up 539 yards of total offense. Rogers connected with Izaiah Lottie on five passes for 71 yards and the lone Aggie touchdown.

Dalton Herrington led the Aggie defense with 13 tackles while Tymon Locklin chipped in eight tackles. Jared Phipps and Rodney Bulter each had six tackles.

Troy (3-1, 1-0 SBC) was led by Brandon Silvers who completed 23-of-32 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Chunn led the Trojan rushing efforts with 64 yards.

With 33 seconds left in the third quarter, the Aggies completed a nine-play, 88-yard touchdown drive. Rogers found Jason Huntley on the sideline for a 10-yard pass and first down. The quarterback then connected with Tyrian Taylor for a 49-yard pass to put the Aggies on the Troy 27-yard line. After back-to-back rushes by Huntley for a first down, Rogers completed a pass to Izaiah Lottie for the 13-yard score.

The Trojans took the first lead of the game. The Aggies completed two fourth down conversions, but couldn’t convert their third attempt and turned the ball over on downs. Silvers the completed a nine-play, 69-yard drive with a one-yard TD rush. After back-and-forth drives to open the second quarter, the Trojans added another score as Silvers found Emanuel Thompson in the end zone. Troy added two more touchdowns to take the 31-0 lead at the half. The Trojans then tacked on three more touchdowns in the second half en route to victory.

The Aggies take the field again on Saturday as they return to Aggie Memorial Stadium for homecoming against UL-Lafayette. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.

First Quarter
09:05: Troy – 1-yard rush by Brandon Silvers (Kay, R. XP), 9-69-2:26, Troy 7-0

Second Quarter
08:27: Troy – 6-yard pass from Brandon Silvers to Emanuel Thompson (Kay, R. XP), 7-59-2:14, Troy 14-0
07:39: Troy – 15-yard blocked punt return by Demetrius Cain (Kay, R. XP), 1-21, Troy 21-0
02:24: Troy – 17-yard pass from Brandon Silvers to Davis Sidney (Kay, R. XP), 10-91-3:01, Troy 28-0
00:00: Troy – 34-yard field goal by Ryan Kay, 3-29-0:17, Troy 31-0

Third Quarter
14:45: Troy – 100-yard kickoff return by Jabir Frye (Kay, R. XP), 1-100, 45-0
08:21: Troy – 5-yard rush by Jordan Chunn (Kay, R. XP), 7-47-1:55, Troy 45-0
00:33: NM State – 13-yard pass from Tyler Rogers to Izaiah Lottie (Cramer, pass failed), 9-88-2:58, Troy 45-6

Fourth Quarter
11:11: Troy – 8-yard run by Sidney Davis (Kay, R. XP), 5-49-1:28, Troy 52-6