Scores

Final

North Texas 28

(4-3, 2-1 C-USA)

Louisiana Tech 13

(2-5, 1-2 C-USA)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

3:30 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Joe Aillet Stadium, RUSTON, LA

1 2 3 4 T
UNT 0 14 14 028
LT 7 3 0 313

Top Performers

Passing: R. Higgins (LT) - 343 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Byrd (UNT) - 14 CAR, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Chancellor (UNT) - 5 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD

North Texas takes down Louisiana Tech 28-13

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Derek Thompson accounted for two touchdowns, one through the air and one on the ground, as North Texas defeated Louisiana Tech 28-13 Saturday.

North Texas (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) snapped a record of 26 consecutive losses following a win, winning two straight for the first time since 2004.

The Mean Green erased an early 10-0 deficit against the Bulldogs (2-5, 1-2), scoring 28 unanswered points.

North Texas got on the board with a 61-yard touchdown pass from Thompson to Brelan Chancellor in the second quarter and a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown by Zac Whitfield gave the Mean Green a 14-10 halftime lead. Whitfield had two interceptions in the game.

A 3-yard touchdown run from Thompson and a 1-yard scoring run from Brandin Byrd in the third quarter gave North Texas a 28-10 lead.

Ryan Higgins completed 36 passes for 343 yards and scored the Bulldogs' lone touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
LT
1st Downs2020
Total Yards386404
Passing221367
Rushing16537
Penalties4-445-50
3rd Down Conversions6-137-18
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers13
Possession32:5127:09

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson16/242219.211
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins36/543436.402

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Byrd14715.1114
Jimmerson14503.6021
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon12252.1014
Martin294.508

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chancellor59519.0161
Smith46516.3035
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Guillot10999.9031
Casey35819.3026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNTLT
TD07:50Ryan Higgins 2 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERUNTLT
FG06:13Kyle Fischer 40 Yd 010
TD03:53Brelan Chancellor 61 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Paul Kick) 710
TD02:05Zac Whitfield 56 Yd Interception Return (Zach Paul Kick) 1410
THIRD QUARTERUNTLT
TD07:05Derek Thompson 3 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 2110
TD00:40Brandin Byrd 1 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 2810
FOURTH QUARTERUNTLT
FG12:27Kyle Fischer 35 Yd 2813