Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes. It has been a year since the Larry Blakeney era ended. Enter Neal Brown, the Kentucky native guided the Trojans to a 3-9 record in 2014. Troy lost their first five games last season before a 41-24 win against New Mexico State. Not good enough at the Alabama Institute that produce such NFL star as DeMarcus Ware, Leodis McKelvin, Osi Umenyiora and Lawrence Tynes. That is just a few mentioned former Trojans that are playing on Sunday’s. Blakeney had talented players; a task Walker must duplicate. Troy, last Sun Belt Conference title, was in 2010 when they beat Ohio University in the New Orleans Bowl. The program has fallen on hard times, and Brown must revive the faithful at Troy. The Trojans are predicted to finish ninth in the Conference in 2015 but has the talent to surprise. The Troy Trojans play at 30,000 seat Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama.
The 2015 Troy Trojans return eight players on the offensive side of the football. Sophomore quarterback Brandon Silvers will be under center again in 2015. The Orange Beach, Alabama native completed a little over seventy percent of his passes a year ago. Silvers has 1,836 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and only three interceptions. The Running Back tandem of Brandon Burks and Jordan Chunn combined for 1,089 rushing yards. Burks led the way with 584 and Chunn scored a team-high six touchdowns. Wide Receiver Bryan Holmes is back after catching a team-best 460 yards. Tight End Tommy Blevins is an excellent athlete and will play a major role on offense. Center Dalton Bennett earned All-Conference honorable mention and will anchor an inexperienced group. Left Tackle Antonio Garcia has next level ability. The Troy Trojans went 6-6 on 2015 College Football Betting Picks last season, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under six.
*The Trojans were 3-3 at home Against The Point Spread.
*Troy went 3-3 Against The Spread on the road in 2014.
*The betting odds over total came in five times at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
*Troy went over the betting odds total one time on the road.
*The the team stayed under the betting odds total five times away from Troy, Alabama.
*The Troy offense averaged 362.7 yards per contest in 2014, 104th in the FBS.
*198.4 were compliments of the passing game.
*The 21.8 points per game, ranked 108th in the nation.
*The ground game accounted for 164.2 yards per game, 60th nationally.
Defensive coordinator Vic Koenning will run the Troy defense. Koenning is in his second go-round at Troy, he was the coordinator in 2003-04. Defensively the team lacks talent, size and speed at most positions End Tyler Roberts led the team with five sacks returns. Jamal Stadom can also get to the quarterback, he had 4.5 sacks in 2014 Lonnie Gosha and Garrett Peek will have to do a better job clogging the middle. Two Junior College transfers will bolster the linebacker position. First team All-Sun Belt Safety Montres Kitchens leads a secondary which is solid. The Waynesboro, Georgia product led the Sun Belt with six interceptions.
*The Defense allowed opponents 454.0 yards per game, 110th in the country.
*The Red Wolve pass defense was 36th in the FBS, giving up 207.9 yards per game.
*The the rush defense struggled allowing the opposition 246.1 yards per contest.
*Opponents Put up 36.2 ppg on the defense, 113th in College Football.
*The key for success in 2015 will be how well the defense adjusts to Koenning system. The Trojans open the season at North Carolina State on September 5th. Troy also play Wisconsin and Mississippi State on the road. Bovada lists Troy at over/under four wins in 2015.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: Troy will post a 5-7 record in 2015. Also Play Online Poker Plus Other Casino Games and enter some of the best Tournaments on the World Wide Web. Bet Here