Gunnar Watson throws 3 TD passes to Chris Lewis; Troy beats South Alabama 28-10
Thu, Nov 2, 2023
NCAAF News (AP)
TROY, Ala. (AP) - Gunnar Watson threw three touchdown passes to Chris Lewis and Kimani Vidal ran for 125 yards and a TD to help Troy beat South Alabama 28-10 Thursday night and extend the Trojans' win streak to six games.
Watson threw a long pass down the middle to Lewis, who high-pointed the ball at the 5 and then barreled through a would-be tackler into the end zone for a 47-yard touchdown with 11:30 left in the second quarter and Lewis made a one-hand grab at the pylon for 26-yard TD that capped a 12-play, 96-yard drive and gave Troy a 14-7 lead with 19 seconds remaining in the first half.
Vidal, on fourth-and-goal, scored on a 1-yard run that capped a 16-play, 75-yard drive that took nearly-9 minutes off the clock and made it 21-10 with 3:12 to play.
Watson finished 19 of 27 for 271 yards and Lewis had four receptions for 120 yards. Deshon Stoudemire added 81 yards receiving on six receptions for Troy (7-2, 4-1 Sun Belt Conference).
La'Damian Webb had 15 carries for 53 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown run that gave South Alabama (4-5, 2-3) a 7-0 with 10 minutes left in the first quarter.
Lewis, with a defender draped over his back, caught a 29-yard touchdown pass that capped the scoring with 1:48 to play.
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