Troy beats up Alcorn St. 65-0

Published 10:27 pm Saturday, September 13, 2008

TROY (AP) – Jamie Hampton threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns as Troy won its home opener over Alcorn State 65-0 on Saturday night.

The Trojans (2-0) set a school record for total offense, outgaining the Braves 736-120.

Alcorn State fell to 0-3.

Hampton, who was removed from the game by the start of the second half, was 26 of 37 passing with two interceptions. He also ran for 45 yards and a touchdown on six carries.

Maurice Greer added 113 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries for the Trojans, who led 52-0 by halftime.

Troy went up 7-0 in the first quarter on Hampton’s 10-yard pass to Jerrel Jernigan. DuJuan Harris later scored on a 3-yard run to make it 14-0.

Troy blew the game open in the second quarter.

Hampton connected on touchdown passes of 15 and 38 yards to Mykeal Terry, hit Austin Silvoy for a 9-yard touchdown and also rushed for a 1-yard score. Greer added a 60-yard touchdown run as Troy built a 52-0 lead at halftime.

Troy defensive back Sherrod Martin tied a school record with three interceptions.