Troy puts championship talk on hold ahead of Arkansas State - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Troy puts championship talk on hold ahead of Arkansas State

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
TROY, AL (WSFA) -

“Ever since South beat us, I think our players have bought in to the fact on being 1-0 this week and controlling what we can control,” said head coach Neal Brown.

With a Sun Belt title within its reach, the Troy Trojans aren’t focusing their attention on the championship, just yet.

“We’re trying to just stay simple, do our job, and then take care of business and that will produce a win for us,” said defensive end Seth Calloway.

The Trojans were sitting at 9-2 last year and a win away from a conference title, but came up short. That’s given them a reason to be confident this year.

“Last year was more of stressing and trying to do too much,” said wide receiver Emanuel Thompson. “I feel like this year‘s team is more relaxed. We are more composed and can handle situations like this rather than last year.”

“I think now that we won like last year and we’re winning again like this year, we know what to expect,” said quarterback Brandon Silvers.

Let’s be honest though, winning that conference title would have to be the cherry on top for those players.

“The conference championship is the ultimate title. That’s why we practice all year all year for 12 games,” said Thompson. “It’s crazy how you go through 365 days just for one moment and that’s to hold up the trophy at the end of the season. If you’re not holding up the Sun Belt championship at the end of the season, that season to me is a failure. So last year we failed, but this year we’re not looking for the same results.”

Troy vs Arkansas State will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • Team CoverageRegional College SportsMore>>

  • ASU dethroned as SWAC Men's Golf champs

    ASU dethroned as SWAC Men's Golf champs

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-04-18 20:27:23 GMT
    For the first time since 2012, someone other than Alabama State holds the SWAC Men's Golf Tournament Championship. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)For the first time since 2012, someone other than Alabama State holds the SWAC Men's Golf Tournament Championship. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)
    For the first time since 2012, someone other than Alabama State holds the SWAC Men's Golf Tournament Championship. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)For the first time since 2012, someone other than Alabama State holds the SWAC Men's Golf Tournament Championship. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)

    The Hornets fell short of their goal as Prairie View A&M dethroned the Hornets for the first time since 2011.

    More >>

    The Hornets fell short of their goal as Prairie View A&M dethroned the Hornets for the first time since 2011.

    More >>
  • ASU Women's Golf wins 5th SWAC title in 6 years

    ASU Women's Golf wins 5th SWAC title in 6 years

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-17 22:10:17 GMT
    The ASU Women's Golf team is SWAC Champions once again. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)The ASU Women's Golf team is SWAC Champions once again. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)
    The ASU Women's Golf team is SWAC Champions once again. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)The ASU Women's Golf team is SWAC Champions once again. (Source: Alabama State Athletics)

    The Hornets won the championship by 39 strokes, led by Chanelle Avaricio, who won the individual title for the fourth straight year.

    More >>

    The Hornets won the championship by 39 strokes, led by Chanelle Avaricio, who won the individual title for the fourth straight year.

    More >>
  • Alabama State kicks off Spring Practice

    Alabama State kicks off Spring Practice

    Monday, April 2 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-04-03 00:48:45 GMT
    This is the first full year of Donald Hill-Eley at the helm after he took over as the interim at the midway point last year. (Source: WSFA 12 News)This is the first full year of Donald Hill-Eley at the helm after he took over as the interim at the midway point last year. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    This is the first full year of Donald Hill-Eley at the helm after he took over as the interim at the midway point last year. (Source: WSFA 12 News)This is the first full year of Donald Hill-Eley at the helm after he took over as the interim at the midway point last year. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The first day of Spring practice is exciting for any football program, but for Alabama State it's as exciting as it gets. 

    More >>

    The first day of Spring practice is exciting for any football program, but for Alabama State it's as exciting as it gets. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly