South Alabama at North Texas

North Texas 24, South Alabama 14


DENTON, Texas (AP) - Brandin Byrd rushed 85-yards for a touchdown to help North Texas beat South Alabama 24-14 on Saturday.

Byrd had 15 carries for 109 yards, including the touchdown in the third quarter.

Jeremy Brown had 11 carries for 61 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown run. Derek Thompson hit Drew Miller with a 2-yard pass for a score. Zach Olen, in addition to his points after touchdown, also had a field goal. Thompson was 12 of 28 for 106 yards for the Mean Green (4-6, 3-3 Sun Belt).

The game was 14-14 at halftime, but South Alabama (2-8, 1-5) was unable to put any points on the board in the second half.

Ross Metheny was 23 of 45 for 233 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown pass. Kendall Houston scored on a 1-yard run. He had 11 carries for 42 yards.

The Jaguars are in their first season in the Sun Belt Conference.

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Scoring Summary
SALAKendall Houston 1 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
NTEXASJeremy Brown 51 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
SALAJereme Jones 13 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
NTEXASDrew Miller 2 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 85 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASZach Olen 33 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2412
Third Down Efficiency8-202-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-40-0
Plays-Net Yards85-36660-303
Passing Yds233106
Kick Return Yds7211
Punt Return Yds1-2
Time of Poss.33:826:52
Individual Stats
SALA: Kendall Houston 11-42, Demetre Baker 6-39, T.J. Glover 8-36, Ross Metheny 8-17, Trey Fetner 2-1, Terrance Timmons 4-0, Team 1--2
NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 15-109, Jeremy Brown 11-61, Antoinne Jimmerson 3-22, Carlos Harris 1-10, Team 1--2, Derek Thompson 1--3
SALA: Ross Metheny 23-45-233-0
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 12-28-106-1
SALA: Bryant Lavender 6-36, Jereme Jones 5-72, Wes Saxton 3-38, T.J. Glover 3-2, Corey Besteda 2-31, Gabe Loper 2-26, Corey Waldon 1-14, Greg Hollinger 1-14
NTEXAS: Carlos Harris 3-35, Darnell Smith 2-23, Antoinne Jimmerson 2-18, Brandin Byrd 2-14, Ivan Delgado 1-10, Christopher Bynes 1-4, Drew Miller 1-2
South Alabama8th Sun Belt 2-66-7
North Texas4th Conference USA West3-55-8

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