Sun Belt Scores, Standings after Week 10
Four games were played in the Sun Belt Conference and all but one showed a team coming from behind to win the game, as New Mexico State, Louisiana, South Alabama and Troy were all victorious.
LOUISIANA 23, GEORGIA STATE 21 --Special teams were the difference. The Cajuns blocked a punt for a touchdown, forced another short punt, had a long punt return and kicked three field goals. Meanwhile, Georgia State failed on a fake punt and missed a pair of field goals. Stevie Artigues' third field goal of the game, following the failed fake punt, was the game winner.
NEW MEXICO STATE 31, TEXAS STATE 21--In San Marcos, The Aggies trailed 14-10 at the half and 21-17 in the third quarter, but Nick Jeanty threw two second half touchdown passes as NMSU won their second straight after losing seven in a row. Larry Rose ran for 207 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
SOUTH ALABAMA 52, IDAHO 45 --Cody Clements threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Jags' to the come from behind win. Idaho led 24-7 at the half but Xavier Johnson returned the second half kickoff 100 yards to jump start the Jaguars. A defensive touchdown made it a three point game and Clements took over the game from there.
TROY 51, UL MONROE 14--Troy scored two defensive touchdowns and Brandon Silvers threw four touchdown passes in the rout. Troy led 27-14 after one quarter and 48-14 at the half. Silvers completed 22-33 passes for 326 yards as the Trojans bounced back from a tough overtime loss to Appalachian State last week.
ARKANSAS STATE 5-0, 6-3
APPALACHIAN STATE 4-1, 7-2
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 4-1, 6-2
LOUISIANA 3-1, 4-4
SOUTH ALABAMA 2-2, 4-4
TROY 2-3, 3-6
NEW MEXICO STATE 2-3, 2-7
IDAHO 2-4, 3-6
GEORGIA STATE 1-3, 2-6
TEXAS STATE 1-3. 2-6
UL MONROE 0-5, 1-8
WEEK 11 GAMES--Louisiana at South Alabama (Thursday, 6:30, ESPNU), Arkansas State at UL Monroe (2:00), Georgia Southern at Troy (2:30), Appalachian State at Idaho (4:00), Georgia State at Texas State (3:00)