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New Orleans Bowl, Ohio Vs. Troy: Game Slows Down a Bit, But Trojans Still Cruising After Third

The Troy romp has continued through the third quarter, though the pace of scoring has slowed down a bit. In fact, the Trojans have scored a pedestrian 10 points in the third, their lowest output of any frame so far.

Troy scored on another Michael Taylor field goal, this one from a mere 33 yards out, and a touchdown run by DuJuan Harris, who rushed for 65 of the drive’s 83 yards. The longest play of that drive was Harris’ 50-yard run.

The team is blowing by several milestones en route to a win that becomes more likely by the minute. The 48 points scored so far would already be the most in the decade-long history of the New Orleans Bowl and is a season-high for Troy. Corey Robinson’s 366 yards passing is also a bowl record. The Trojans passed the 500-yard mark of total offense in the third quarter.

Ohio seems to be finding an offensive rhythm of its own after deciding to stick with Boo Jackson at quarterback. Jackson was 3-of-5 for 50 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 23 yards on the Bobcats’ scoring drive. Ohio had five first downs in the third quarter, more than they had in the entire first half.

But it’s still almost certainly going to be too little, too late. Although we should note that Troy has now punted for the first time.