TROY, AL - Levi Brown led the Troy Trojans to their fourth consecutive Sun Belt title on Saturday when he passed for a new single-game record of 477 yards. That total also helped him to eclipse the single-season record for passing yardage with 3,575, and he and the 2009 seniors left the building for the last time in grand fashion.
The 2009 seniors, winners of a Sun Belt crown every year they were at Troy, were a large part of Troy's dominant win against Florida Atlantic, 47-21.
The 2009 Trojans posted another goal on the accomplishment board Saturday, but the task won't be complete until the season is done.
"It was our goal from the beginning of the year to win the Sun Belt, and we did that tonight," Brown said. "I thought we played really well on both sides of the ball and special teams too. It's a really good team win for us."
Running back Alfred Morris put Florida Atlantic on the board when he wrestled his way into the end zone to cap off a 46-yard run. He posted 137 yards on the night. The Owls got on the board trailing by just a touchdown just before the opening quarter ended, but shortly thereafter the route was on for the Trojans.
"We are just on all cylinders right now," Jernigan said. "All the receivers are catching the ball. You can't double one of us because one of us will be open. DB's have to play man up and hopefully I get open."
"Congratulations to Troy," FAU head coach Howard Schnellenberger said. "Troy embarrassed us and the university. Troy outplayed us in every aspect of the game, and they won it big."
Troy's next opponent is the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette. The Trojans will face UL on the road next week and attempt to earn their first perfect season in Sun Belt play since joining the league.
A win secures sole possession of the conference title for the Trojans, and that is their final goal.