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Troy’s Robinson and Scott Earn Weekly Sun Belt Football Honors

By: Sara Hodges Email
By: Sara Hodges Email

TROY, Ala. – Troy University quarterback Corey Robinson has been named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Will Scott has been named the Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Robinson set one NCAA record, three Sun Belt Conference records and two Troy records in Troy’s 34-31 victory over UAB this past Saturday. The senior from Paducah, Ky., completed 30-of-32 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown against the Blazers.

His 93.8 completion percentage set an NCAA FBS record for a quarterback with at least 30 completions; current Washington head coach and former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian set the record in 1995 when he was 31 of 34 against Fresno State.

Robinson opened the game with a 52-yard strike to fellow quarterback Deon Anthony; following an incompletion on his next attempt Robinson completed his next 20 pass attempts. The 20 straight completions tied Sim Byrd (1968 vs. West Alabama) for the most consecutive completions in Troy history.

His 93.8 completion percentage shattered Troy’s single-game completion percentage record, which was held by Levi Brown, who completed 80 percent of his passes against North Texas in 2008.

Robinson also broke the Sun Belt single-game record for completion percentage previously held by New Mexico State’s Buck Pierce, who completed 12-of-13 passes at Middle Tennessee in 2003.

Robinson’s name is also on the top line in the Sun Belt record book for career passing yards and completions following Saturday’s game. The NCAA’s active leader in both categories has thrown for 10,577 yards and completed 924 passes in his career.

Scott kicked a pair of field goals against the Blazers, including a 30-yard game winner in overtime. The senior from Lucedale, Miss., also averaged a league-best 46.3 yards on three punts in the victory.

The honor is the fifth of Robinson’s career and first since Sept. 19, 2011, while Scott’s is the third of his career.

Troy returns to Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday when it plays host to Savannah State. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.


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