Troy, AL- Coming into game two of conference play the taste is a little different than game one for the Troy Trojans.
At 1-0 they have time to heal before going to Murfreesboro a week from tomorrow to take on the Blue Raiders one big ingredient for the trip, Saturdays win against Arkansas State.
Winning is like MSG makes everything taste better.
Now with a conference win under their belts the Trojans are set for 8 days of preps before going to Murfreesboro to take on the preseason pick to win the sun belt title, Middle Tennessee.
The Blue Raiders should have their dual threat QB Dwight Dasher back from suspension.
"He’s not a blank throwing the ball either, he's proven it” Said Troy Coach Larry Blakeney. ”We had a good game against him last year, but he's a viable guy he makes a difference"
The defense inspired to take on Dasher in his first game back on national TV. With time to heal players appear to be confident going into the matchup.
"We have a bull’s-eye on our chest we're targeted” Said Troy Defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi. “They need to fear us more than we fear them. They want something that we already have and that we're racing to get."
A few Trojan defenders had to make a difference Saturday with injuries plaguing the team. Some guys like Jacoby Thomas making their first starts at positions they'd never played before
"Through anything we can always work together” Said Thomas. “Regardless of who goes down there's always somebody that can step up...they've got to, regardless of any changes. "
Sophomore LB Kenorris Davis played at defensive end for the first time Saturday as well. He lived up to his nickname of “Kamikaze” during the game, especially on a sack on the second to last snap of the game. Davis says he’s ready for any challenge.
"They had a new package for me every game, so once I’ve seen that I said okay, this is my chance to play...so anywhere they put me I’ll do the best I can."