The Trojan Football team dropped its second game of the season to Liberty Flames 21-13 Saturday night in Veterans Memorial Stadium.
At quarterback the Flames had a familiar face to head coach Chip Lindsey in Malik Willis who Lindsey coached at Auburn.
“Heading into Saturday’s game the defense’s goal was to contain Willis as best as they could,” says Lindsey. “I thought we did a decent job containing him most of the time. We did let him on the edge a couple of times when they overloaded us and ran some quarterback runt that way. He’s a hard guy to defend. I mean he’s going to make his share of plays. He’s done that over and over and over but I thought overall we executed the plan really well and you hold him to 21 points and that’s pretty good.”
On offense the Trojans got off to a good start scoring on the first drive of the game but became stagnant through the rest of the first half.
The running game was limited as TROY only had a total of 21 rushing yards.
The defense kept the Trojans in the game sacking Willis five times.
Eventually the Flames wore down on the Trojan defense scoring with 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter.
The Trojans were given a spark on special teams with a blocked 32-yard field goal by Dell Pettus and recovered by the Trojans who were able to put together a scoring drive with time winding down on the clock.
The Trojans were unable to put out the Flames with a failed on-side kick attempt to end the game.
For the full story watch Jacklynn’s report.