College football: Troy has Mississippi State on upset alert

by Berry Tramel Published: September 14, 2012

In 2004, 19th-ranked Missouri played at Troy, the first time the upstart Trojans had enticed a major-conference foe to the south of Alabama. Mizzou lost 24-14.

In 2007, another major-conference team dared venture to Troy. Oklahoma State went home a 41-23 loser.

And Saturday night, Troy finally gets another home game against a big boy, and this time it's a Southeastern Conference foe.

Mississippi State, 2-0, has been impressive this season, notably its 28-10 victory over Auburn last week. Meanwhile, Troy struggled, losing 37-24 at home to Louisiana-Lafayette.

Troy is a 16-point underdog. But the Trojans will be ready. Getting an SEC school to come to Troy is a dream come true. Let's go with the Trojans in the upset.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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