TROY, Ala. (TROY ATHLETICS) – The Troy football team wrapped up spring camp
with its annual T-Day Spring Game on Saturday in front of a crowd of 5,500 fans
at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Over 100 former players and coaches were in attendance as
head coach Larry Blakeney hosted a reunion prior to the game. Included in that
group were current NFL players Jerrel Jernigan, Kanorris Davis and DuJuan
Fans got a first hand look at Troy's four-player
quarterback battle between Brandon Silvers, Dontreal Pruitt, Dallas Tidwell and
"I really don't know who the starter is going to be,"
Blakeney said following the two-hour scrimmage. "The same leaders coming in are
those who are leading heading out. I thought that Brandon had his moments and
Dontreal had his moments."
Junior college transfer Jarvis Bentley made several nice
catches on the afternoon, including one in the back of the end zone for a
touchdown from Dallas Tidwell.
Jed Solomon opened the scoring with a 43-yard field goal in
the first quarter, while Marquell Beckwith had the game's first touchdown with
a 2-yard run in the second quarter. Following a 37-yard pass from Pruitt to
Bryan Holmes, Khary Franklin found the end zone from 1-yard out for the final
score of the first half.
Solomon added a 26-yard field goal midway through the third
quarter and Keith Johnson returned a fumble on a punt return 66 yards for a
touchdown three minutes later. Following Bentley's touchdown grab, Silvers
hooked up with Franklin for a 6-yard touchdown pass for the final score of the
Ethan Davis had an interception for the defense while
Brandon Timmons and Tyler Roberts were credited with sacks.