Troy, Ala. (AP) -
each scored two touchdowns to help Troy beat Florida International 33-23 on Saturday night.
Brown completed 18 of 28 passes for 253 yards with two touchdowns in his first start for the Trojans (4-2, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference),
which moved into a first-place tie with UL-Lafayette in the conference. Jernigan added 131 yards receiving and a touchdown,
rushed for 88 yards on 10 carries and completed his only pass for a 2-yard touchdown.
completed 22 of 33 passes for 266 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the
(3-4, 2-1), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.
Brown threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to
on Troy's first drive, and an 86-yard touchdown pass to Jernigan on the next to give Troy a 13-0 lead. McCall's 8-yard touchdown
cut the Trojans' lead to 13-9 at the end of the first and, after Troy's
hit field goals of 20 and 44 yards,
' 1-yard run left the
trailing 19-16 at halftime.
But Jernigan's 2-yard pass to
in the third and
's 1-yard rush in the fourth put the game out of reach.