TROY, AL (WSFA) - The Troy Trojans are riding high coming off a bye week. The Trojans are 4-1 on the season, but head coach Neal Brown has his concerns.
"We did not play very good football coming off bye weeks last year if you looked at the scores to the games we played," Brown said. "So, we changed things up and hopefully have a better recipe this time."
After five grueling weeks, the Trojans believe the bye week came at the right time.
"You always hesitate to want a bye week when you're winning some football games, but I think it was important for us to get our bodies back," Brown said.
"It's where we needed it," said quarterback Brandon Silvers. "It's a good time for us, but it shouldn't stop us or affect us in any way."
Now the Panthers of Georgia State come into town.
This game Saturday against the Georgia State Panthers is more than just a homecoming game for the Troy Trojans. It's game number two on "Redemption Road."
"We still got this thing going on, Redemption Road, where we played Idaho last week and had a redemption because they came and beat us last year on homecoming," said running back Jordan Chunn. "Then we went up to Georgia State last year and lost to them. So, this is a Redemption road number two game that we have in our mind."
"We lost to them," said defensive lineman Jamal Stadom. "Whenever you know you have to see a team that you lost to the year before, of course something should click off on your head that ok we lost. And I think it was their homecoming when we lost to them. I'm not sure, but I think it was, and we got them here for our homecoming."
The Trojans look to keep rolling down Redemption Road against the Panthers. Kickoff is Saturday at 2:30 p.m.