Troy 42, Buffalo 32: 5 Thoughts On The Dollar General Bowl

Troy 42, Buffalo 32: 5 Thoughts On The Dollar General Bowl

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Troy 42, Buffalo 32: 5 Thoughts On The Dollar General Bowl

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3. Who was that Troy offense?

If you are told before the game that Buffalo was going to score 32 points and crank up 376 yards, if you know Troy, you probably would’ve assumed it was an easy Bull win.

Troy had put up points at times, but the offense mainly worked against the weak and the sad. On the year, the Trojans finished 80th in the nation in total offense and averaged under 30 points per game – with the stat skewed by a few big performances.

But Troy stunned Buffalo with 433 total yards, 42 points, and big plays at key times, including the onside kick to help keep the ball for almost the entire third quarter.

All year long, Troy was a disaster at converting third down tries – it converted 9-of-16.

All year long, the big plays weren’t there, finishing 102nd in yards per completion – the O only averaged 10.3, but there were just enough downfield passes to open things, up. And mostly …

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