How about those Troy Trojans?

Published 6:23 pm Monday, November 26, 2007

By By Adam Robinson – Sports editor
T-R-whoop-whoop-O-J-whoop-whoop-A-N-S! What in the world is that you ask? (It spells out Trojans.)
Well let me tell you-It is the famous cheer that is heard at all Troy Trojan sporting events. (Believe me, it is played and sung a lot)
As a proud Troy Trojan alum, I just want to say how proud I am of my Trojans after watching them on television Tuesday night, ESPN 2 might I add, and see them defeat fellow Sun Belt opponent and rival Middle Tennessee 45-7.
The game moves Troy to 5-1 in games played on ESPN 2 since 2004. It was Troy's second win on the network in 2007, including the 41-23 win over Oklahoma State on September 14.
The Trojans have defeated Missouri (at home) in 2004 24-14, lost to Northern Illinois in the Silicone Valley Football Classic bowl game, North Texas in 2005, Rice last year in the bowl game and the two wins this year over Oklahoma State and now Middle Tennessee both at home.
With the win, it gave Troy a share of the Sun Belt Championship for the second year in a row. The Trojans will need to defeat Florida Atlantic on Dec. 1 to win the championship outright.
Middle Tennessee and Troy are like T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal and Alabama and Auburn. They are big rivals and each year when the two teams play, they play for a trophy called the Palladium.
Last year, Troy took the game by scoring two late touchdowns in the final two minutes of the game to win 21-20 and headed to the New Orleans Bowl where they defeated Rice 41-17 for their first bowl win.
This year on the season, Troy is 8-3 (6-0 in conference) overall. The only losses suffered have been to three SEC teams in Arkansas in the season opener, Florida and Georgia.
Knock on wood, Troy should be 9-3 to end the regular season and then face a Conference USA opponent in the New Orleans Bowl.
Either way, I am proud that Troy is finally getting some national attention.
Coach Blakeney is doing and has done a great job at the school. He is 135-67-1 and is in his17th year at Troy. Blakeney is the winningest coach in Troy University history.
On a different note, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and I want to wish everyone the best of luck and until Wednesday, God bless.

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