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story.lead_photo.caption Troy cornerback Jawon McDowell (27) tackles Arkansas State wide receiver Chris Murray (14) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Jonesboro, Ark. (Tommy Metthe/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP) - Photo by Thomas Metthe

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University lost to Troy 32-25 Saturday night at Centennial Bank Stadium, surrendering its shot at a third consecutive Sun Belt Conference championship.

Troy (10-2, 7-1) finished the regular season tied with Appalachian State (8-4, 7-1) for a share of the Sun Belt title.

ASU (7-4, 6-2) was down 24-13 with 7:46 left in the fourth quarter, and the Red Wolves took a 25-24 lead with 1:28 left in the game when redshirt junior quarterback Justice Hansen threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Christian Booker.

Troy then scored the game-winning touchdown with 17 seconds left in the game on a 14-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Brandon Silvers to junior receiver Deondre Douglas.

ASU had a final shot to win the game, when Hansen threw a hail mary from the Troy 38 as time expired.

The pass was batted away.

Read Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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