Bryan Holmes caught 3 passes for 128 yards against the Texas State defense as Troy handed the Bobcats a 42-28 loss on Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Trojans were a 8.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 57.5.
Deon Anthony completed 4 of 5 pass attempts for 164 yards for the Trojans in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Terrence Franks rushed for 80 yards for Texas State, while Robert Lowe added 78 yards. Duke DeLancellotti threw for 192 yards for the Bobcats, while receivers Brandon Smith and Isaiah Battle had 79 and 42 yards respectively.
Troy outgained Texas State 461-425 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 18-16 by the Bobcats.
Troy lost the time of possession battle 31:14/28:46, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.