TROY, Ala. -- Kaleb Barker threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score, the Troy defense forced turnovers that led to four scores and the Trojans beat Florida A&M 59-7 on Saturday night.
Barker scored on a 1-yard keeper after Shon Spralling blocked a Rattlers' punt, then hit Damion Willis on a 2-yard TD pass after Rasool Clemons recovered a fumble. Tron Folsom's interception set up Barker's 13-yard TD pass to Willis for a 21-0 first-quarter lead.
Bishop Bonnett scored Florida A&M's only TD on a 1-yard run early in the second quarter, but Troy (1-1) poured it on from there, scoring 21 unanswered second-half points.
Barker was 14-of-23 passing for 140 yards passing, with TD passes to Deondre Douglas and Sidney Davis. Backup Sawyer Smith threw a 16-yard TD pass to Tray Eafford. B.J. Smith scored on a 3-yard run and Folsom returned a third-quarter interception 53 yards for a score.
Ryan Stanley was 15 of 27 for 208 yards passing with two interceptions for the Rattlers (1-1).
University of Alabama running back Josh Jacobs couldn't help himself. Everyone knows that the tradition in the Third Saturday of October rivalry is for the winning side to break out victory cigars, which the Crimson Tide has done 11 straight times.
Undefeated UCF has to be wondering what it is going to take for the Knights to move up in the rankings.
Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin has offered a scholarship to the 11-year-old son of former USC and NFL quarterback Matt Leinart.
After being on the road for three of the last four games, South Florida coach Charlie Strong is looking forward to getting back to Tampa's Raymond James Stadium for Saturday's American Athletic Conference East Division matchup with Connecticut.
Illinois treks to Camp Randall Stadium for its second true road game of the season on Saturday and No. 23 Wisconsin is aiming to get back on track after one of the most humbling setbacks in the tenure of coach Paul Chryst.
Given recent history, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is taking nothing for granted when his No. 3-ranked Tigers host No. 16 N.C. State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.