Troy 0 17 0 10 27
FAU 14 3 9 8 34
Date of game: 10/27/2012

Recap: Fla Atlantic vs. Troy

Boca Raton, FL (Sports Network) - Graham Wilbert completed 26-of-40 attempts for 261 yards and four touchdowns to guide the Florida Atlantic Owls to a thrilling 34-27 victory over the Troy Trojans in a Sun Belt Conference battle in Boca Raton.

William Dukes finished with 41 yards on six receptions and caught the game- winning touchdown pass with only 17 seconds remaining for FAU (2-6, 1-4 Sun Belt), which snapped a 14-game losing streak versus conference rivals. Nexon Dorvilus had a strong showing as well with six catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns. Jonathan Wallace gained 87 yards on 24 carries and Brent Harstad anchored the defense with 15 total tackles.

For Troy (4-4, 3-3), Corey Robinson went 15-of-32 for 211 yards with a touchdown and interception. Shawn Southward turned 11 carries into 68 yards and two touchdowns while Chip Reeves made five receptions for 88 yards. The Trojans have now lost in two of their last three outings.

FAU controlled the opening quarter as its offense had no problem moving the ball down the field at the start of the contest. Wilbert completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Dorvilus with just over five minutes after the opening kickoff. Wilbert and Dorvilus connected on a nine-yard touchdown pass with 5:22 left in the first quarter to put the Owls on top, 14-0.

After both teams were held scoreless for the first part of the second period, Mitch Anderson extended FAU's advantage by drilling a 35-yard field goal with 6:43 to go before the intermission.

Troy finally produced some points as Will Scott connected on a 52-yard field goal. The Trojans' offense made its first mark as Corey Robinson completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jaquon Robinson.

Martese Jackson fumbled on FAU's next play from scrimmage which returned the ball to Troy with only 49 seconds left in the second quarter. Robinson completed a 27-yard pass to Southward, who then rushed it in from a yard out to send the contest into halftime tied up, 17-17.

The Owls had a strong start to the second half as Anderson drilled a 47-yard field goal and Wilbert completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Jenson Stoshak in the third period. FAU failed to add the extra point after the touchdown, which sent it into the fourth quarter on top, 26-17.

The Trojans rallied in the final frame. Scott finished off a 14-play, 95-yard drive with a 17-yard field goal to make it a one possession game with 6:21 left before the final gun. Southward broke away for a 31-yard dash to the end zone with just under two minutes remaining. Scott's extra point kick gave Troy a 27-26 lead.

FAU took over with 1:49 on the clock and Wilbert picked apart Troy's defense before finding Dukes in the end zone with only 17 seconds on the game clock. The Owls made it a seven-point game as Wilbert completed a pass to Wallace for the two-point conversion.

Despite the loss, Troy holds an 8-2 edge in its all-time series with FAU.

Game Notes

Mississippi State C Day suspended one game

The Southeastern Conference suspended Mississippi State center Dillon Day one game Tuesday for stomping on a pair of LSU players in last week's game against the Tigers.

NASCAR News
NASCAR reveals new rules package for 2015 Sprint Cup season

NASCAR announced on Tuesday major changes to the rules package for Sprint Cup Series teams in 2015, including a ban on private team testing and reduction of horsepower.

Bucs OC Tedford takes medical leave

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team as he continues to deal with a medical issue.

Giants' Pagan to have season-ending surgery

The San Francisco Giants won't have their center fielder and leadoff hitter available for the playoffs if they get there, as the club announced Tuesday that Angel Pagan will undergo surgery later in the week to repair a bulging disc in his back.

Hawks sign Brand, Bazemore

The Atlanta Hawks re-signed big man Elton Brand on Tuesday and agreed to terms with free-agent guard Kent Bazemore.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.