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Hemi Man
09-02-2012, 02:04 PM
“It’s easy to get really low when something bad happens in a game,” Troy head coach Larry Blakeney said. “I could feel my stomach drop out of the bottom of my pants. It worries you sick and sometimes in a football game, stuff happens.

“You’ve got to fight your way back and respond and make something else happen.”

Troy senior running back Shawn Southward had a career-high 28 carries for 210 yards and three touchdowns, one short of a career high. It was Southward that lost the third quarter fumble, but Troy’s defense held the Blazers to a fumble. On his next carry, he raced for a career-best 55 yards, which set up his 7-yard touchdown run with 1:22 left in the third quarter for a 25-17 lead.

“There’s no griping on each other this year,” Troy quarterback Corey Robinson said. “I said, ‘Let’s go Shawn, we’re about to get it back because our defense is really good this year. We’re about to get it back, so let’s go out there and do it again.’

“He did and he busted off that 55-yarder. He had a really good day today.”


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