Scores

Final

Ball State 27

(2-1, 0-1 away)

North Texas 34

(2-1, 2-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

APOGEE STADIUM, DENTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
BALL 20 7 0 027
UNT 3 13 8 1034

Top Performers

Passing: K. Wenning (BALL) - 333 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: H. Banks (BALL) - 11 CAR, 141 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Snead (BALL) - 5 REC, 77 YDS, 2 TD

North Texas rallies to a 34-27 win over Ball State

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Derek Thompson threw for 274 yards and rushed 72 yards to lead North Texas to a 34-27 come-from-behind win over Ball State Saturday.

North Texas (1-1) struggled early as Ball State (2-1) sprinted to a 20-3 lead in the first quarter.

Ball State combined offense and defense to get out front as Keith Wenning tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Willie Snead, Horactio Banks added a 77-yard touchdown run and Brian Jones scooped up a fumble, returning it 3 yards for another score.

The Mean Green relied on the foot of Zack Paul to keep them in the game as he made field goals of 48, 22, 47 and 19 yards.

North Texas first touchdown came late in the first half when Thompson hit Brelan Chancellor on a 25-yard pass. The Mean Green took the lead when Thompson scored on a 26-yard run with 9:47 left in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
UNT
1st Downs1931
Total Yards496505
Passing333274
Rushing163231
Penalties4-2810-85
3rd Down Conversions7-1210-19
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers51
Possession22:2437:36

Passing Leaders

Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wenning27/463337.222
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson31/472745.810

Rushing Leaders

Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Banks1114112.8177
Fakes11414.0014
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Byrd18794.4025
Thompson67212.0126

Receiving Leaders

Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith411528.8042
Snead57715.4229
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chancellor9889.8125
Smith9647.1013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALLUNT
TD11:48Willie Snead 2 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 60
FG08:12Zach Paul 48 Yd 63
TD05:28Horactio Banks 77 Yd Run (Scott Secor Kick) 133
TD00:20Brian Jones 3 Yd Fumble Return (Scott Secor Kick) 203
SECOND QUARTERBALLUNT
FG11:04Zach Paul 22 Yd 206
FG06:23Zach Paul 47 Yd 209
TD03:26Willie Snead 27 Yd Pass From Keith Wenning (Scott Secor Kick) 279
TD01:50Brelan Chancellor 25 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Paul Kick) 2716
THIRD QUARTERBALLUNT
TD12:37Reggie Pegram 32 Yd Run (Derek Thompson Pass To Drew Miller For Two-Point Conversion) 2724
FOURTH QUARTERBALLUNT
FG14:51Zach Paul 19 Yd 2727
TD09:47Derek Thompson 26 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 2734