|Date of game: 10/24/2014
Recap: South Alabama vs. Troy
Mobile, AL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kendall Houston and Xavier Johnson each surpassed 100 yards rushing and scored a touchdown, as the South Alabama Jaguars made easy work of the Troy Trojans, 27-13, in Sun Belt Conference action at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Houston (18 carries, 178 yards) and Johnson (15 carries, 107 yards) each had career-best performances for South Alabama (5-2, 4-1 Sun Belt), winners of four straight. Brandon Bridge didn't need to do much in the passing game, as he completed 9-of-21 attempts for 106 yards with a touchdown.
For Troy (1-7, 1-3), Brandon Silvers (9-of-18, 62 yards) was ineffective under center and was replaced late by Dontreal Pruitt, who threw for 83 yards and a score on 4-of-6 passing.
The Jaguars opened the scoring less than five minutes in on a 38-yard field goal by Aleem Sunanon.
South Alabama went ahead 10-0 later in the opening frame following a 45-yard touchdown pass from Bridge to Shavarez Smith.
Troy finally got on the board with 5:48 to play in the first half on a 43-yard field goal by Ryan Kay.
The Trojans chipped into their deficit early in the third quarter with another Kay field goal (38 yards).
Johnson ran in a 14-yard touchdown at the 9:28 mark of the third quarter to extend the Jaguars' lead to 17-6. The hosts' advantage swelled even further later in the frame when Houston ripped off a 41-yard touchdown run.
Sunanon added on a 33-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Troy tacked on its only touchdown with a minute remaining when Pruitt hooked up with B.J. Chitty for an 8-yard score.
Neither team committed a turnover. Troy was penalized 10 times for 100 yards.Game Notes