Troy Trojans 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick, Odds and Prediction

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Breaking Down the Troy Trojans Win Total

2020 College Football Season

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The Troy Trojans are positioned for a major turnaround and a competitive year in the Sun Belt in the 2020 college football season. 

Troy posted a pretty disappointing football season in 2019. The Trojans finished out of bowl eligibility at 5-7 overall and 3-5 in Sun Belt play, leaving the team one spot out of the basement in the East Division. Troy is projected to improve this year however, and their goals will be to compete for the Sun Belt title and come away with a bowl game victory at season’s end. Check back all season long for free college football picks and college football predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

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Let’s take a closer look at Troy’s current status and break down their chances at hitting the eight-win mark in 2020. 

The Trojans were pretty hit-and-miss throughout the 2019 campaign, winning consecutive games just once during the season. Troy had five wins and some slim bowl hopes left with two games remaining on the schedule, but unfortunately those games were against Louisiana and Appalachian State. Troy was summarily demolished in those matchups by a combined score of 101-16 despite scoring 112 combined points in their previous two outings versus Georgia Southern and Texas State. Long story short, the Trojans just couldn’t maintain form on either side of the ball. 

This year, Troy retains head coach Chip Lindsey, OC Ryan Pugh and DC Brandon Hall, all in their second years in those roles. The good news is that the Trojans are projected to have a strong, young defense this season, with impact guys like DL Will Choloh, LB Carlton Martial and CB TJ Harris returning to the squad. The team also boasts a solid returning receiving corps, but will have some tinkering to do at QB (Kaleb Barker is gone) and with restocking the offensive line. 

The first part of Troy’s schedule doesn’t look too bad; things start out with a couple of winnable games versus UAPB and UMass, then we’ll see what the Trojans are made of when they host NC State. After the open week things start getting interesting, and there’s a stretch of four road games in five appearances to close out the season—the last two being very difficult matchups at Tennessee and Appalachian State. 

Pick: I have to go under here. Eight wins seems like a lot for a team that’s retooling some on offense. Looking at the schedule, the wins are there but some will have to come in the form of tough road matchups against teams that will do significant scoreboard damage. If Troy isn’t completely on point against teams like Georgia Southern and App State, the games will get away from them in a hurry. I like the Trojans to be bowl-eligible at six or seven wins this season, but not quite make it over the proverbial hump. 

2020 Troy Trojans Football Schedule 

Day, Date                             Opponent

Saturday, September 5          UAPB 

Saturday, September 12        at UMass

Saturday, September 19        NC State    

Saturday, September 26        OPEN 

Saturday, October 3              at South Alabama   

Thursday, October 8              Texas State 

Saturday, October 17            UL Monroe 

Saturday, October 24            Georgia State

Saturday, October 31            at Arkansas State 

Saturday, November 7          at Georgia Southern 

Saturday, November 14        Coastal Carolina    

Saturday, November 21        at Tennessee  

Saturday, November 28        at Appalachian State 

Saturday, December 5          Sun Belt Championship

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.