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Troy defense comes up big in T-Day win

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
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The defense shined in Troy’s annual T-Day game coming away with the 47-33 victory over the offense. The Trojans forced three turnovers on the afternoon and earned themselves a champion’s dinner.

“They’re going to be tough,” said head coach Neal Brown. “We have depth there. We have experience. I like our guys up front. That’s probably the primary reason we’ve been really good on defense the last two years and will continue to be.”

The Trojans were limited on offense due to injuries but still made some big plays for the home crowd.

“Traveon Samuels is a guy we were intentionally trying to get the ball to today,” said Brown. “Nice to see him have that big play. I think he’s going to have a major role for us.”

“I wanted to make good decisions,” said quarterback Sawyer Smith. “I really wanted to try not to force any balls. I probably forced three balls all spring that were really just bad mistakes. I just want to cut those out.”

The big question entering spring camp was the quarterback battle between Smith and Kaleb Barker, but through 15 spring practices, there's still not a clear-cut favorite in Brown’s mind.

“I feel confident that either Sawyer Smith or Kaleb Barker is more than capable to lead us and put us in a position to win a conference championship,” said Brown.

“We both make good reads. We both can run the ball. It’s just a really good competition,” said Smith. “Whoever does all the little things consistently is going to be the guy who gets this great team and take them to wherever we’re going to take them.”

"Hopefully I get the job and I’m able to impress the guys and really just lead this team,” said Barker. “Just control the game and lead this team to an undefeated season.”

As the spring comes to a close, still some questions for the Trojans, but we will have to wait until the fall to get the answers.

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