7 Troy McGowens
7 Troy McGowens
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Easley, S.C.
High School: Easley
Position: DB
gp 11
tk 30.0
sac 1
int 4
ffum -

2016

  • 2016 HERO Sports Third Team All-American
  • 2016 Big South First Team All-Conference selection
  • 2016 Big South Preseason All-Conference selection
  • November 21 Big South Defensive Player of the Week
  • 32nd in the NCAA in Interceptions per game
  • Fourth in the Big South in Interceptions with four
  • Eighth in the Big South in Passes Defended
  • 24th in the Big South in Tackles per game by a defensive back
  • Finished the season with 30 tackles (19 unassisted, 11 assisted)
  • Finished the season with a sack and a fumble recovery
  • Led the Bucs with four interceptions and added four pass breakups
  • Season-high six tackles, a sack, and a key interception late in the fourth quarter in CSU’s season-opener on August 27 at North Dakota State
  • Five tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss on October 29 against Bucknell
  • Three tackles, two interceptions, and two pass breakups on November 19 against Kennesaw State
  • Two tackles, an interception, and a pass breakup on October 22 against Presbyterian

2015

  • Earned 2nd Team All-Big South Conference honors
  • Finished tenth on the team with 46 tackles despite missing the first two games of the year
  • Tallied 46 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception and six pass breakups
  • Enjoyed a big debut against ETSU (9/17), record two sacks and four tackles
  • Had a career-high eight tackles in the win at The Citadel (9/26), including 0.5 TFL
  • Was active in the secondary with three pass breakups in the win over Monmouth (10/10)
  • Had a key interception to help CSU seal Big South road win at Presbyterian (10/17)
  • Came up with seven stops in the win over top-ranked Coastal Carolina (10/31)
  • Had five stops and a TFL in the FCS Playoff quarterfinal loss at Jacksonville State (12/11)

2014: Named to the Big South's 2nd-Team Defense following the season...Led the Big South with ten pass breakups, and also had four interceptions...Was one of eight Bucs to start all 12 games of the season, and recorded 32 tackles and half a tackle for loss to go along with his INT's and pass breakups...Had multiple pass breakups each of the first two weeks of the year in wins over Point (8/28) and Newberry (9/6)...Picked off a pass in the win over Campbell (9/11)...Intercepted a pass on the first play from scrimmage in the win over Charlotte (9/27)...Posted a season-high five tackles in the loss to Presbyterian (10/18)...Had an interception in back-to-back weeks in wins over Monmouth (11/1) and Gardner-Webb (11/8) as part of CSU's season-ending three-game Big South winning streak.

2013: Played in seven games in the secondary and on special teams…Showed promise as a kick returner, returning 11 kicks for an average of 24.3 yards with a long of 51…Had a 39-yard kickoff return to set up a touchdown drive in the win at Campbell (9/14) and returned the opening kickoff 51 yards in the following week’s win at Norfolk State (9/21)…Had three total tackles on the year, with the stops coming against Norfolk State, Gardner-Webb and Liberty…Also notched a pair of pass breakups, with the latter coming in CSU’s win over then No. 3 Coastal Carolina (11/9).

High School: A two-sport standout at Easley High School…Accounted for 32 touchdowns and 19 interceptions during his high school career as a running back and safety…Earned All-Region 1-4A honors following his junior and senior seasons after leading his team to a 9-4 record and their first playoff win in 14 years…Scored over 1,000 career points and had over 500 assists in his basketball career…Played for Chad Smith at Easley High School.

Personal: Son of Tonia Holden and Troy McGowens.

Recent Games
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 19 8
Assists 11 4
Tackles 30.0 12.0
Tackles per game 2.7 2.4
Sacks 1 -
Sack yards 8 -
Interceptions 4 3
Returned for touchdown 0 0
Fumble recoveries 1 1
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - 0
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - 0
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - 0
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - 0
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - 0
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - 0
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - 0
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - 0
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - 0
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 1 - - - - 0
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 1 - - - - 0
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 1 - - - - 0
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 1 - - - - 0
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 1 - - - - 0
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 1 - - - - 0
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 1 - - - - 0
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 1 - - - - 0
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 1 - - - - 0
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 1 - - - - 0
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 27 at North Dakota St. L, 24-17 3 3 6.0 1 8 1 8 - - - 1 30 0 - - -
Sep 3 Kentucky St. W, 57-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Florida St. L, 52-8 0 2 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Sep 24 at Monmouth W, 35-7 3 1 4.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 at Coastal Caro. W, 59-58 2 1 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 6 Albany St. (Ga.)   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Presbyterian W, 38-3 1 1 2.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 0 0 1 - -
Oct 29 Bucknell W, 49-28 5 0 5.0 - - 2 4 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 Gardner-Webb L, 17-10 0 2 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 at Liberty W, 48-26 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - 1 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 Kennesaw St. W, 28-7 3 0 3.0 - - 0 - - - - 2 -2 0 2 - -
Nov 26 at Wofford L, 15-14 1 1 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2013-14 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 41 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 7 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 41 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 7 - - - - - - -
2014-15 12 - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - -
Total 41 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 7 - - - - - - - 0
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - 0
Total 41 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 7 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 41 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 11 267 24.3 0 51 3 37 12.3 0 19
2014-15 4 81 20.3 0 26 1 2 2.0 0 2
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Total 15 348 23.2 0 51 4 39 9.8 0 19
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2013-14 7 - - 37 267 304 43.4
2014-15 12 - - 2 81 83 6.9
2015-16 11 - - - - 0 .0
2016-17 11 - - - - 0 .0
Total 41 - - 39 348 387 9.4
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2013-14 0 0.0 - - 0 0 - - - - - 0
2014-15 0 0.0 - - 0 0 0 - - - - 0
2015-16 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Total 0 0.0 - - 0 0 0 - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 7 3 0 3.0 .4 - - 0 - - - - 1 4 2 -
2014-15 12 17 15 32.0 2.7 - - 0.5 1 - - - 4 2 10 -
2015-16 11 31 15 46.0 4.2 2 15 5.5 31 - - - 1 2 6 -
2016-17 11 19 11 30.0 2.7 1 8 3 12 - 1 0 4 28 4 -
Total 41 70 41 111.0 2.7 3 23 9 44 - 1 0 10 36 22 -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 5 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 - - - - - - -
Conference 5 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 5 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 4 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 5 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 5 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 .0
Away 6 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 7 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 4 - - - - 0 .0
-
August 1 - - - - 0 .0
September 3 - - - - 0 .0
October 3 - - - - 0 .0
November 4 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
-
August 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 19 11 30.0 2.7 1 8 3 12 - 1 0 4 28 4 -
Conference 5 8 4 12.0 2.4 - - 0 - - 1 0 3 -2 3 -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 9 3 12.0 2.4 - - 2 4 - - - 3 -2 3 -
Away 6 10 8 18.0 3.0 1 8 1 8 - 1 0 1 30 1 -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 15 3 18.0 2.6 - - 2 4 - 1 0 3 -2 3 -
Losses 4 4 8 12.0 3.0 1 8 1 8 - - - 1 30 1 -
-
August 1 3 3 6.0 6.0 1 8 1 8 - - - 1 30 - -
September 3 3 3 6.0 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - 1 -
October 3 8 2 10.0 3.3 - - 2 4 - - - 1 0 1 -
November 4 5 3 8.0 2.0 - - 0 - - 1 0 2 -2 2 -

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