The Troy Trojans went into Baton Rouge and pulled off a stunning upset over No. 25 LSU on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
Troy even led 24-7 at one point, but LSU got it to within three points and had the ball on the final drive, before throwing this interception to seal Troy’s (potentially program-altering) victory:
One of the many terrible things about the loss for LSU? They paid Troy $985,000 to play the game.
Biggest Paycheck Losses This Year:
LSU paid Troy $985K
Syracuse paid MTSU $950K
Rutgers paid E. Michigan $860K
Nebraska paid NIU $820K
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 1, 2017
Wait, it gets worse. This was LSU’s homecoming game, and Troy made sure to remind them of that on Twitter.
Hey @LSU, thanks for having us down for homecoming! We really enjoyed it! ?
— Troy University (@TROYUnews) October 1, 2017
You may be thinking, “Act like you’ve been there before, Troy!” But Troy really hasn’t been there before.
Troy knocks off its first ranked opponent on the road in its FBS history.
— Jeremy Wise (@DEwiseTrojan) October 1, 2017
LSU was a 20.5-point favorite to beat Troy (lost 24-21). It's the Tigers' second-biggest upset loss in the last 40 seasons. pic.twitter.com/l5cKfyL8e4
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 1, 2017