DENTON, Texas (AP) - Antoinne Jimmerson caught two touchdown passes, including a tiebreaking 78-yarder in the fourth quarter, to lead North Texas to a 30-23 win over Louisiana Lafayette on Tuesday night.
After Jimmerson's second score, the Mean Green (3-4, 2-1 Sun Belt) recovered Effrem Reed's fumble on first down to clinch the victory.
Jimmerson also had a 28-yard TD catch from Derek Thompson in the third quarter and North Texas overcame a 20-6 deficit. Thompson was 17 for 28 for 282 yards and the Mean Green finished with 525 total yards.
Terrance Broadway finished 26 for 41 for 265 yards and added a 75-yard TD run in the second quarter to give Louisiana Lafayette a 13-3 lead.
Reed had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for the Ragin' Cajuns (4-2, 2-1).
|LALAF||Effrem Reed 1 yd run (missed kick)|
|NTEXAS||Zach Olen 25 yd FG|
|LALAF||Terrance Broadway 75 yd run (Brett Baer kick)|
|NTEXAS||Zach Olen 24 yd FG|
|LALAF||Harry Peoples 10 yd pass from Terrance Broadway (Brett Baer kick)|
|NTEXAS||Antoinne Jimmerson 28 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)|
|NTEXAS||Brelan Chancellor 34 yd run (Zach Olen kick)|
|NTEXAS||Zach Olen 22 yd FG|
|LALAF||Brett Baer 47 yd FG|
|NTEXAS||Antoinne Jimmerson 78 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-14||9-19|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||88||51|
|Punt Return Yds||0||0|
|Time of Poss.||23:25||36:35|
|LALAF: Terrance Broadway 5-84, Effrem Reed 11-19, Harry Peoples 1-6, Team 2--3|
|NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 22-88, Jeremy Brown 11-72, Brelan Chancellor 3-44, Antoinne Jimmerson 8-35, Derek Thompson 6-9, Team 2--6|
|LALAF: Terrance Broadway 26-41-265-1|
|NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 17-28-282-0|
|LALAF: Harry Peoples 7-56, Bradley Brown 6-40, Javone Lawson 5-78, Darryl Surgent 4-38, Jamal Robinson 2-22, Jacob Maxwell 1-24, Effrem Reed 1-7|
|NTEXAS: Ivan Delgado 5-84, Andrew Power 4-46, Brandin Byrd 3-17, Antoinne Jimmerson 2-106, Drew Miller 1-10, Brelan Chancellor 1-10, Darnell Smith 1-9|
|La.-Lafayette||1st Sun Belt||5-2||8-4|
|North Texas||2nd Conference USA West||6-2||8-4|