Watson, Troy win Sun Belt title over Coastal Carolina, 45-26

Troy defeated Coastal Carolina in the Sun Belt championship game.
Troy defeated Coastal Carolina in the Sun Belt championship game.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 6:58 PM CST
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TROY, Ala. (AP) — Gunnar Watson passed for 318 yards and three long touchdowns to lead Troy to a 45-26 victory over Coastal Carolina in the Sun Belt Conference championship game.

The Trojans raced ahead 31-0 in the first half en route to their Sun Belt-record seventh league title and 10th consecutive win under first-year coach Jon Sumrall.

It was Troy’s first league title since 2017.

By the time three-time Sun Belt player of the year Grayson McCall got the offense going for Coastal Carolina, it was all but over.

McCall started at quarterback after missing the past two games with a foot injury.

Both teams await their bowl destinations.

The Trojans, now ranked in the Top 25, will meet No. 22 UTSA in the Duluth Trading Cure Bowl in Orlando.