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Worthy kickoff return, 4 turnovers help Troy end skid, beat New Mexico State 41-24

  • Troy wide receiver Chandler Worthy (16) runs past New Mexico State defender Maxwell Johnson during an NCAA college football game in Troy, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

    Troy wide receiver Chandler Worthy (16) runs past New Mexico State defender Maxwell Johnson during an NCAA college football game in Troy, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Mexico State running back Larry Rose III (12) gets by Troy University linebacker Mitchell Roland (26) in the first half during an NCAA college football game in Troy, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)

    New Mexico State running back Larry Rose III (12) gets by Troy University linebacker Mitchell Roland (26) in the first half during an NCAA college football game in Troy, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Troy head coach Larry Blakeney yells instructions to his players during an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh) NO SALES

    Troy head coach Larry Blakeney yells instructions to his players during an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Chandler Worthy returned a kickoff for a touchdown, caught a pass for another and Troy forced four turnovers, ending its losing streak 41-24 against New Mexico State on Saturday.

Troy (1-5, 1-1 Sun Belt) jumped out 10-0 when Brandon Silvers capped a 12-play, 85-yard game-opening drive with a TD run, and Ryan Kay followed with a 29-yard field goal. Kay also hit from 41.

The Trojans racked up 571 yards of offense and won for the first time this season after 24-year coach Larry Blakeney announced that he'll retire when the season ends.

The Aggies (2-5, 1-2) closed to 10-7 when Larry Rose III broke away for a 53-yard run, a career-long for the freshman.

But Worthy took the ensuing kickoff 89 yards to put Troy back up by 10.

Jordan Chunn had second-half touchdown runs of 2 and 18 yards. Jamal Stadom had two sacks and recovered two fumbles.