Scores

Final

North Texas 21

(2-3, 0-1 C-USA)

Tulane 24

(4-2, 2-0 C-USA)

3:30 PM ET, October 5, 2013

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1 2 3 4 T
UNT 0 0 7 1421
TULN 0 7 14 324

Top Performers

Passing: D. Thompson (UNT) - 326 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: O. Darkwa (TULN) - 16 CAR, 44 YDS

Receiving: D. Smith (UNT) - 8 REC, 130 YDS, 1 TD

Late FG lifts Tulane over North Texas 24-21

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Cairo Santos kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to lift Tulane over North Texas 24-21 in a Conference USA showdown.

Tulane (4-2, 2-0) registered the school's 500th win in the process.

Nick Montana tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Justyn Shackleford in the first quarter for the Green Wave's only offensive touchdown of the game. Tulane benefited from a 62-yard blocked field goal return for a touchdown by Derrick Strozier -- the first time in school history for such an event -- and Lorenzo Doss' 59-yard interception return for a score in the third quarter.

The Mean Green's Derek Thompson connected with Brandin Byrd for a 1-yard score and Darnell Smith on a 62-yard bomb as North Texas (2-3, 0-1) used two fourth quarter touchdowns to tie the game at 21 with 3:45 left, which ultimately only served to set up Santos' heroics.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
TULN
1st Downs1817
Total Yards360227
Passing326132
Rushing3495
Penalties11-1054-49
3rd Down Conversions7-164-14
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers21
Possession27:4432:16

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson29/423267.822
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Montana18/281324.710

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thompson6193.2012
Pegram591.806
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa16442.808
Kelley11242.206

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith813016.3162
Chancellor710314.7040
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant7608.6017
Rush4369.0019

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERUNTTULN
TD08:06Justyn Shackleford 6 Yd Pass From Nick Montana (Cairo Santos Kick) 07
THIRD QUARTERUNTTULN
TD08:27Mason Y'Barbo Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Zach Paul Kick) 77
TD04:34Derrick Strozier 62 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Cairo Santos Kick) 714
TD02:50Lorenzo Doss 59 Yd Interception Return (Cairo Santos Kick) 721
FOURTH QUARTERUNTTULN
TD14:16Brandin Byrd 1 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Paul Kick) 1421
TD03:45Darnell Smith 62 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Paul Kick) 2121
FG00:00Cairo Santos 27 Yd 2124