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Defense, Strong Second Half Lead Troy Past Southern Miss

Troy shook off a frustrating first half and dominated the third and fourth quarters to pull away from Southern Mississippi 21-9 on Saturday night in Hattiesburg.

The Trojans (2-1) were seething on the wrong end of a 3-0 halftime score. Head coach Chip Lindsey admitted he was mad at intermission and the volume – as well as his team's intensity – went up in the locker room.

"We didn't make any adjustments; we just played better," Lindsey said about his offense. "We were like, 'We've got to do something. We can't just keep sitting here getting your butt stopped.