Troy falls to No. 18 BYU 48-7

Troy falls to No. 18 BYU 48-7
The Troy Trojans fell to the BYU Cougars 48-7 Saturday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium. (Source: Troy University Athletics)

PROVO, Utah (WSFA) - The Troy Trojans fell to the BYU Cougars 48-7 Saturday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The Trojans managed 181 yard of total offense in the loss.

Up 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, BYU was able to take control of the game early in the second quarter when quarterback Zach Wilson completed an eight-play 74-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run.

The Trojans were able to get on the board late in the second quarter when running back B.J. Smith ran a 2-yard touchdown with only 65 seconds left in the first half. BYU was still in the lead 21-7.

But, the Cougars would regained momentum at the end when they converted a 54-yard field goal as time expired, giving them a 24-7 advantage.

In the third quarter, the Cougars would take a 31-7 lead when Wilson found wide receiver Dax Milne for a 75-yard touchdown.

Trojans quarterback Gunnar Watson found Tray Eafford over the middle for what looked to be Troy’s second touchdown. However, a holding call against the offense wiped the score off of the board.

It might’ve been a loss for Troy, but Smith was able to set a new-career best with six receptions and 36 receiving yards.

Hoping to rebound from this, the Trojans return to the gridiron next Saturday at South Alabama with kickoff at 7 p.m.

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