September 20, 2006

Breaking down the Troy defense

Who: Troy Trojans
School Location: Troy, Alabama
School Colors: Cardinal, Silver and Black
2006 Record: 1-2
National Ranking: Not Ranked
Conference: Sun Belt

Head Coach: Larry Blakeney (Auburn 1970): In 16th season at Troy (120-62-1 overall, 0-3 vs. Nebraska)
Co Defensive Coordinators: Mike Pelton / Jeremy Rowell
When: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, 6 p.m. (CDT)
Where: Memorial Stadium - Tom Osborne Field
TV: Pay Per View
Radio: Pinnacle Sports Network.
Series Record: Nebraska leads 3-0.

Returning Letter Winners On Defense: 26
Returning Starters On Defense: 4
Base Defensive Formation: 4-3

On The Line: Sophomore defensive end Kenny Mainor (6-4, 216) is one of only four returning starters on the Troy defense this season. Mainor is a force to be reckoned with. He's recorded seven tackles in 2006, including two behind the line of scrimmage. Junior Shawn Todd (6-3, 245), a two-year letter winner, starts at the right end position. Senior nose tackle Franklin Lloyd (6-0, 283) has earned three letters and has already recorded a pair of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Junior Steve McLendon (6-4, 280) starts at tackle.

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