MIDTENNST 0 7 0 0 7
NTEXAS 7 17 0 10 34
Date of game: 10/12/2013

Recap: North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee

Denton, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The North Texas Mean Green rushed for 303 yards as they ran past the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 34-7, in a Conference USA matchup at Apogee Stadium.

Brandin Byrd led North Texas (3-3, 1-1 C-USA) in rushing with 139 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries as the Mean Green broke out of a two-game slump. Reggie Pegram added two scores and 88 yards on 22 carries while Antoinne Jimmerson contributed 72 yards on 10 carries. Derek Thompson passed for 113 yards and a pair of interceptions on 13-of-19 passing for North Texas.

Austin Grammer struggled through the air for Middle Tennessee (3-4, 1-2), completing just 6-of-22 passes for 36 yards and an interception. Grammer did manage to rush for a career-high 106 yards and a score on 15 attempts. The Blue Raiders have lost three in a row after a promising 3-1 start to the season.

The Mean Green struck first as they strung together an 11-play, 71-yard drive late in the first quarter which resulted in a five-yard touchdown run by Pegram. Early in the second quarter, Middle Tennessee answered back as Grammer took in a five-yard score on the ground.

North Texas then scored 17 unanswered points in the remainder of the second quarter. Byrd ran in a one-yard touchdown to cap off a long drive and on the following possession for Middle Tennessee, Grammer's pass was intercepted by Lairamie Lee and returned 20 yards for a touchdown. After a Zach Paul 21-yard field goal for North Texas with 30 seconds left in the first half, the Mean Green carried a 24-7 lead into the break.

The Mean Green continued their dominance in the second half. The Blue Raiders were unable to score at all while North Texas added a 22-yard field goal from Paul and a four-yard touchdown run by Pegram late in the fourth quarter.

North Texas tallied 416 yards of total offense compared to just 205 for the Blue Raiders.

Game Notes

Solid Blue News
Meet the UK GA's: Sam Simpson
Henry Clay product still hanging around in Lexington after career-ending back injury during time as player at UK. Video Video

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.