2002 Troy State Trojans football team

The 2002 Troy State Trojans football team represented Troy State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Trojans played their home games at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama and competed as a Division 1-A Independent. The 2002 season was Troy State's first season as a full member of Division 1-A.[1]

2002 Troy State Trojans football
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2002 record4–8
Head coachLarry Blakeney (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Fleetwood (1st season)
Offensive schemeI formation
Defensive coordinatorWayne Bolt (6th season)
Base defense4-3 defense
Home stadiumVeterans Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 17,500)
← 2001
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2002 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
South Florida           9 2  
No. 17 Notre Dame           10 3  
Connecticut           6 6  
Utah State           4 7  
Troy State           4 8  
Navy           2 10  
Rankings from AP Poll


August 31at No. 9 Nebraska*L 16–3177,831
September 7at UAB*L 26–2722,203
September 14Southern Utah*W 40–1515,288
September 21at No. 21 Iowa State*L 12-4244,896
September 28at Missouri*L 7-4450,220
October 5Austin Peay*
  • Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Troy, Alabama
W 41–313,510
October 12at Mississippi State*L 11–849,546
October 19at Marshall*ESPN+L 7–2427,121
October 26Florida Atlantic* 
  • Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Troy, Alabama
W 21–612,465
November 2at Arkansas*ESPN RegionalL 23–042,817
November 9vs. Florida A&M*
W 24–713,894
November 16Utah State*
  • Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Troy, AL
L 16–1912,348
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game