Stephen F. Austin 20, Troy St. 13
TROY, Ala. (AP) _ Peyton Jones was 8-for-19 with 163 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 20-13 win over Troy State.
Jones’ 97-yard pass to Makhael Ricks with 8:05 left in the first quarter put the Lumberjacks (5-1, 2-0 Southland Football Conference) on the board. Ricks had 120 yards on five catches.
In the third quarter, Jones’ 20-yard touchdown pass to Freddy Lyons gave Stephen F. Austin a 20-10 lead.
The game was tied 10-10 at halftime. Ryan Smith kicked a 30-yard field goal with 8:31 left in the third quarter to give the Lumberjacks a lead they would never relinquish.
The Trojans’ comeback attempt fell short in the fourth quarter. Troy State drove the ball to the Lumberjacks’ 25, but got no further.
Steven Kelley’s 3-yard run with 7:22 left in the first quarter was the Trojans (4-3, 1-3) only touchdown. Lawrence Tynes kicked two 31-yard field goals in the second and fourth quarters.