The Troy Trojans (6-2) take on a fellow Sun Belt opponent when they host the South Alabama Jaguars (4-4) on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL).
Interested in watching the matchup featuring the Trojans and Jaguars? You can do so on ESPN2.
When is Troy vs. South Alabama and when does it start?
This matchup between the Trojans and Jaguars is scheduled on Thursday, November 2, 2023. You should expect the kickoff at 7:30 PM ET.
Where to watch Troy vs. South Alabama
The Trojans and Jaguars will hit the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL) for this matchup on November 2, and if you want to see the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN2.
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Troy Stats & Insights
The Trojans beat the Texas State Bobcats 31-13 in their most recent outing.
Troy ranks 30th in total offense this season (441.6 yards per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking 14th-best in the FBS with 441.6 yards allowed per game.
The Trojans are averaging 275.8 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 27th, allowing 195.5 passing yards per contest.
On defense, Troy has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 20th-best by surrendering only 105.6 per game. The Trojans rank 56th on offense (165.9 rushing yards per game).
The Trojans own the 71st-ranked offense this season (27.1 points per game), and they’ve been better defensively, ranking 17th-best with only 16.9 points allowed per game.
South Alabama Stats & Insights
In their most recent game, the Trojans won 31-13 over the Texas State Bobcats.
Things have been positive for South Alabama on both offense and defense, as it is posting 454.3 total yards per game (21st-best) and ceding only 317.0 total yards per game (21st-best).
In terms of passing, the Jaguars have excelled on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 25th-best in passing yards per game (285.5) and 23rd-best in passing yards surrendered per game (191.5).
South Alabama ranks 52nd in the FBS with 168.8 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 42nd with 125.5 rushing yards ceded per game on defense.
From an offensive angle, the Jaguars are accumulating 33.5 points per game (31st-ranked). They rank 40th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (21.1 points given up per game).
Troy Key Players to Watch
Gunnar Watson has thrown for 2,157 yards (269.6 ypg) to lead Troy, completing 60.3% of his passes and recording 14 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season.
Kimani Vidal’s team-high 994 rushing yards (124.3 per game) have come on 172 carries, with six touchdowns this year. He’s also added 10 catches for 140 yards (17.5 per game) and one touchdown.
This season Damien Taylor has rushed for 247 yards (41.2 per game) on 45 carries with one touchdown.
Jabre Barber’s 615 receiving yards (76.9 yards per game) lead the team. He has 39 receptions with three touchdowns.
Chris Lewis has caught 18 passes for 414 yards (69.0 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
Deshon Stoudemire’s 27 receptions have netted him 381 yards (54.4 ypg) and one touchdown.
South Alabama Key Players to Watch
Carter Bradley leads South Alabama with 2,156 passing yards (269.5 ypg) on 167-of-254 passing with 13 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season.
La’Damian Webb has carried the ball 119 times for a team-high 674 yards (84.3 per game), with 13 touchdowns this year.
This season Kentrel Bullock has rushed for 375 yards (46.9 per game) on 74 carries with three touchdowns.
Caullin Lacy’s 957 receiving yards (119.6 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 55 receptions and six touchdowns.
Jamaal Pritchett has put up a 541-yard season so far (77.3 receiving yards per game) with three touchdowns, reeling in 35 passes.
Lincoln Sefcik’s 17 grabs this season have resulted in 165 yards (23.6 ypg) and one touchdown.