Silvers throws for 4 TDs, Troy routs Louisiana-Monroe 51-14

TROY, Ala. (AP) Brandon Silvers threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns and Troy routed Louisiana-Monroe, 51-14 in a Sun Belt Conference battle Saturday.

Silvers threw two touchdown passes in the first-quarter as Troy built a 27-14 lead and the Trojans defense blanked Louisiana-Monroe the rest of the way.

Garrett Smith was 23 of 39 passing for 257 yards and two touchdowns for the Warhawks (1-8, 0-5 Sun Belt), but was intercepted twice. His first-quarter fumble was returned 27 yards for a touchdown, and LaMarcus Farmer picked off a Smith pass in the second quarter and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

Silvers threw a pair of touchdown passes to Emanuel Thompson in the second quarter as Troy (3-6, 2-3) fashioned a 48-14 lead by halftime.

Brandon Burks and Bryan Holmes each caught first-quarter touchdown passes, and Burks carried 19 times for 107 yards. Silvers completed 22 of his 33 pass attempts.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.