Watson helps No. 23 Troy past No. 22 UTSA 18-12 in Cure Bowl

Troy quarterback Gunnar Watson (18) releases the ball as he is hit by UTSA linebacker Trey Moore during the first half of the Cure Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gunnar Watson’s 12-yard scoring pass to RaJae’ Johnson in the third period put No. 23 Troy ahead to stay, and the Trojans forced five turnovers in an 18-12 come-from-behind win over No. 22 UTSA in the Duluth Trading Cure Bowl on Friday.