Troy beats Middle Tennessee 42-13 Tuesday to take Sun Belt lead

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Corey Robinson passed for 259 yards

and three touchdowns, connecting twice with Tebiarus Gill, and Troy

rolled to a 42-13 victory over Middle Tennessee on Tuesday night.

The Trojans (3-2, 2-0) won their fifth straight against the Blue

Raiders (2-3, 1-1) and their 12th consecutive Sun Belt Conference


Troy led 21-0 with six minutes left in the first half.

Jerrel Jernigan capped off the Trojans' opening drive with a

3-yard touchdown on a shovel pass from Jamie Hampton. Hampton, a

reserve quarterback used sparingly in the Troy's spread offense,

later suffered a leg injury in the second quarter and was carted

off, wearing a boot.

Gill caught a 5-yard pass from Robinson at the back of the end

zone later in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead. The two connected

for a TD with 1:52 left in the third quarter, this time from 9

yards out for a 28-7 lead.