Troy 38, Middle Tennessee 35

Corey Robinson threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns as Troy

defeated Middle Tennessee 38-35 in both teams’ Sun Belt Conference

opener Saturday.

It was the Trojans’ sixth straight victory over the Blue Raiders

on the same day that the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium was

named Larry Blakeney Field in honor of the Trojans’ head coach.

Middle Tennessee never trailed until late in the third quarter

when Robinson threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Chandler Worthy to

give the Trojans a 31-28 lead.

Chris Anderson added an 8-yard touchdown run in the fourth

quarter.

Robinson also threw touchdown passes of 8 yards to Jaquon

Robinson and 46 yards to Eric Thomas. Chris Pickett had a 67-yard

fumble return for a touchdown.

MTSU’s Logan Kilgore threw for a career-high 415 yards and five

touchdowns, but his fourth-down pass with 1:37 left was intercepted

by Troy’s Brannon Bryan.