Troy Tops Southern Miss 21-9 on the Road to Improve to 2-1

Kimai Vidal found a narrow seam on the right side to fight his way into the end zone from the 8, capping a 21-point second-half rally as Troy defeated Southern Mississippi 21-9.

The Trojans (2-1) went scoreless in the first half. Taylor Powell found Jabre Barber with a 20-yard scoring pass as Troy took its first drive after halftime for 75 yards and the lead, 7-3.

The Trojans held the Golden Eagles (1-2) to -1 yards rushing. Southern Miss’ Frank Gore, Jr., who averaged 121.5 yards rushing per game, was held to 31 on 15 carries.

Ty Keyes posted minus-45 after nine sacks for a loss of 70 yards.

The Trojans next game is at Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday at 7PM CDT.

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