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Troy Football holds annual T-Day Game

Troy had three different quarter-backs throw for a touchdown as the white squad defeated the cardinal 34-31 in Saturday's annual T-Day Spring Game.

Corey Robinson led the Trojans on field for the first series of the day and connected with multiple receivers before DJ Taylor rushed in for 35 yards in what would be the first of many scores on the day for the offense.

"There were some big plays on both sides of the ball and there were some bad things on both sides of the ball," head Coach Larry Blakeney said. "We've got a lot of tape to learn from."

Robinson finished 15-of-22 for 185 yards with no scores and one interception. Junior Deon Anthony and freshman Dallas Tidwell have both been competing for the second string spot all spring, and both ended the day with positive statistical highlights.

Anthony finished 2-of-3 with 31 yards and a touchdown caught by Hakeem Haynie, and Tidwell completed 6-of-7 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown pass to Chris Williams. Luke Barnes also shined in his opportunity on the field as he completed 4-of-5 passes for 50 yards and a score to Bryan Holmes.

Chris Williams led all receivers in yardage with 65 yards on one reception. Hakeem Haynie caught four passes for 61 yards and Eric Thomas also caught four passes for 48 yards.

DJ Taylor led all players in the rushing department as he ran for 110 yards on eight carries and also scored two touchdowns. Chris Anderson finished with 11 carries for 51 yards and a score, and Shawn Southward carried the ball 10 times for 63 yards. Robinson also carried the ball once for a 17-yard touchdown.

"The running backs ran pretty good, I thought," Blakeney said. "We blocked pretty good up front and we had a couple of schemes where we got them sometimes."

Troy used multiple special teams personnel after last season's kicker, punter and long-snapper all graduated. Ryan Kay, Will Scott and Jed Solomon handled the majority of the kicking and punting. Hunter Graham and Kendall Gibson continued splitting the long-snapping duties.

The Trojans will continue their string of spring practices next Tuesday as they prepare for the second scrimmage of the spring. That scrimmage will take place at Central High School in Phenix City, Ala. on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m.

"I'm looking forward to the week and a road trip to Phenix City," Blakeney said. "If we keep pounding certain things, I think we can get better. That's a huge thing to get through a full-speed, tackling practice without getting anybody hurt."

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