Former Lone Oak standout Corey Robinson threw for 304 yards, and Troy became bowl-eligible with a 28-14 win over visiting Western Kentucky on Saturday.
Robinson, a redshirt freshman, completed 26 of 39 passes and threw for two touchdowns, both to Chip Reeves. Robinson's 47-yard strike to Reeves with 12:39 left in the game broke a 14-all tie.
"That was a big booster," Robinson said. "Chip made a great play on it and used the great speed that he has and ran it down."
Robinson also threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Reeves in the second quarter.
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Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey ran for 157 yards on 27 carries, running for first-half touchdowns of 9 and 5 yards, but Troy (6-5, 5-2 Sun Belt Conference) held the Hilltoppers (2-10, 2-6) to just 267 total yards. Kawaun Jakes completed 10 of 23 passes for 81 yards.
Mary Hardin-Baylor 69, Thomas More 7: Thomas More's first and only loss this season was a doozy.
The Saints (11-1) allowed a whopping 769 yards in a blowout loss to host Mary Hardin-Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in Belton, Texas.
Mary Hardin-Baylor (12-0) advances to play Wesley College on Dec. 4 in the quarterfinals in Dover, Del.
Mary Hardin-Baylor had four 100-yard rushers in amassing 522 yards on the ground. The Crusaders also scored on a 60-yard interception return, a 59-yard pass and a 50-yard punt return.
Thomas More's points came on Robert Kues' 51-yard TD pass to Mercier Doucette.