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North Texas at Louisiana Tech

North Texas takes down Louisiana Tech 28-13


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RUSTON, La. (AP) 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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Scoring Summary
LATECHRyan Higgins 2 yd run (Kyle Fischer kick)
LATECHKyle Fischer 40 yd FG
NTEXASBrelan Chancellor 61 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASZac Whitfield 56 yd interception return (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASDerek Thompson 3 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 1 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
LATECHKyle Fischer 35 yd FG
 
Team Stats
 NTEXASLATECH
First Downs2020
Third Down Efficiency6-137-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-1
Plays-Net Yards68-38678-404
Rushes-Yds44-16523-37
Passing Yds221367
Kick Return Yds6629
Punt Return Yds-417
Passes16-24-137-55-2
Punts6-2285-179
Fumbles-Lost0-01-1
Penalties-Yds4-445-50
Time of Poss.32:5127:9
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 14-71, Antoinne Jimmerson 14-50, Reggie Pegram 12-36, Derek Thompson 2-3, Brelan Chancellor 1-3, Rex Rollins 1-2
LATECH: Kenneth Dixon 12-25, Blake Martin 2-9, Ryan Higgins 8-2, Hunter Lee 1-1
PASSING
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 16-24-221-1
LATECH: Ryan Higgins 36-54-343-2, D.J. Banks 1-1-24-0
RECEIVING
NTEXAS: Brelan Chancellor 5-95, Darnell Smith 4-65, Carlos Harris 4-36, Drew Miller 1-10, Darvin Kidsy 1-9, Brandin Byrd 1-6
LATECH: Andrew Guillot 10-99, Hunter Lee 5-45, Trent Taylor 4-25, Jon Greenwalt 4-25, Kenneth Dixon 4-9, Richie Casey 3-58, Sterling Griffin 3-28, Jaydrick DeClouette 2-29, Jacarri Jackson 1-7, D.J. Banks 1-5, Vince Cano 0-37
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
North Texas4th Conference USA West0-12-2
Louisiana Tech1st Conference USA West1-02-3

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