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Robinson's 3 TD passes lead Troy

Oct 6, 2010 - 3:53 AM MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Corey Robinson passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns, connecting twice with Tebiarus Gill, and Troy rolled to a 42-13 victory over Middle Tennessee on Tuesday night.

The Trojans (3-2, 2-0) won their fifth straight against the Blue Raiders (2-3, 1-1) and their 12th consecutive Sun Belt Conference game.

Troy led 21-0 with six minutes left in the first half.

Jerrel Jernigan capped off the Trojans' opening drive with a 3-yard touchdown on a shovel pass from Jamie Hampton. Hampton, a reserve quarterback used sparingly in the Troy's spread offense, later suffered a leg injury in the second quarter and was carted off, wearing a boot.

Gill caught a 5-yard pass from Robinson at the back of the end zone later in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead. The two connected for a TD with 1:52 left in the third quarter, this time from 9 yards out for a 28-7 lead.

Middle Tennessee quarterback Dwight Dasher, making his season debut after serving a four-game suspension for accepting a $1,500 loan, ran for two touchdowns but couldn't rally the Blue Raiders. The Sun Belt's preseason offensive player of the year missed most of the first quarter due to a dislocated pinkie on his left, non-throwing hand.

Dasher returned with 13:12 to go in the second quarter but didn't do much right away, failing to convert a first down on his first three series back. But he led Middle Tennessee on a 63-yard drive, completing four passes for 37 yards and benefiting from two Troy penalties, including a personal foul. Dasher capped it off by keeping it for a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:04 left in the second quarter.

Middle Tennessee was moving the ball on its opening drive of the second half but Troy stopped that threat when Jacoby Thomas intercepted a pass from Dasher that was tipped.

The Trojans pulled away with a five-play, 87-yard drive late in the third quarter with Chris Anderson's 39-yard run from Troy's 13-yard line sparking the march. Four plays later, Robinson floated a pass to Gill just inside the pylon for a 9-yard touchdown.

The Trojans finished with 519 yards total offense but were called for 12 penalties for 106 yards.

Hampton was tackled hard by two Middle Tennessee defenders after an 8-yard run. His left leg was caught up underneath him awkwardly when the pile fell and he remained on the field for several minutes.

Jernigan became the Sun Belt's all-time leader in receiving yards. He had four catches for 40 yards and has 2,730 yards in his career.






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    Troy 42, Middle Tennessee 13  FinalOct 5 11:51 PM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TROY 14 7 7 14 42
    MIDDLE TENN 0 7 0 6 13 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, JERREL JERNIGAN 3 YD PASS
    FROM JAMIE HAMPTON (MICHAEL
    TAYLOR KICK), 5:30. TROY 7-0
    TROY - TD, TEBIARUS GILL 5 YD PASS FROM
    COREY ROBINSON (MICHAEL
    TAYLOR KICK), 12:44

    Oct 5 11:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 42
    MIDDLE TENN 13 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oct 5 11:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 42
    MIDDLE TENN 13 4:16 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Troy 42, Middle Tennessee 13  4th - 4:16Oct 5 11:11 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 35
    MIDDLE TENN 13 4:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Troy 35, Middle Tennessee 13  4th - 4:27Oct 5 11:06 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 35
    MIDDLE TENN 7 6:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Troy 35, Middle Tennessee 7  4th - 6:43Oct 5 10:56 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 28
    MIDDLE TENN 7 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oct 5 10:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 28
    MIDDLE TENN 7 1:52 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Troy 28, Middle Tennessee 7  3rd - 1:52Oct 5 10:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 21
    MIDDLE TENN 7 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oct 5 9:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 21
    MIDDLE TENN 7 1:04 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Troy 21, Middle Tennessee 7  2nd - 1:04Oct 5 9:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 21
    MIDDLE TENN 0 6:06 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Troy 21, Middle Tennessee 0  2nd - 6:06Oct 5 9:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 14
    MIDDLE TENN 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oct 5 8:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 14
    MIDDLE TENN 0 2:16 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Troy 14, Middle Tennessee 0  1st - 2:16Oct 5 8:37 PM


  • NCAAF
    TROY 7
    MIDDLE TENN 0 9:30 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Troy 7, Middle Tennessee 0  1st - 9:30Oct 5 8:18 PM