North Texas at Tulsa

Byrd nets 251 yards, North Texas tops Tulsa 42-10


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Brandin Byrd ran 26 times for 251 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday to lead North Texas over Tulsa 42-10.

Byrd scored his three touchdowns consecutively over the second and third quarters to extend the Mean Green lead to 35-10. Byrd's second touchdown went for 91 yards.

North Texas (8-4, 6-2 Conference USA) took the lead for good 14-10 in the second quarter when Mike Marshall blocked the Tulsa punter and Jarrian Roberts returned it 8 yards for the touchdown.

Antoinne Jimmerson scored the lone points of the fourth quarter on his second rushing touchdown. Jimmerson added 85 yards and two touchdowns to the Mean Green running game. They outrushed Tulsa 372-80.

Tulsa (3-9, 2-6) scored first when Mitchell Osborne forced a fumble and Will Barrow recovered and returned it 97 yards for a 7-0 lead.

Trey Watts rushed 13 times for 75 yards to lead Tulsa's mostly ineffective offense.

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Scoring Summary
TULSAWill Barrow 97 yd fumble return (Carl Salazar kick)
NTEXASAntoinne Jimmerson 12 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
TULSACarl Salazar 26 yd FG
NTEXASJarrian Roberts 8 yd blocked punt return (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 10 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 91 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 2 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASAntoinne Jimmerson 31 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2114
Third Down Efficiency7-163-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-1
Plays-Net Yards76-55073-236
Passing Yds173114
Kick Return Yds25116
Punt Return Yds5010
Time of Poss.34:3625:24
Individual Stats
NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 26-251, Antoinne Jimmerson 12-85, Brelan Chancellor 1-21, Derek Thompson 7-16, Mark Lewis 3-5, Andrew McNulty 1--1
TULSA: Trey Watts 19-114, Ja'Terian Douglas 8-19, Joseph Calcagni 3--2, Dane Evans 5--9
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 17-26-173-1
TULSA: Dane Evans 9-24-76-0, Cody Green 3-8-27-2, Joseph Calcagni 2-6-11-0
NTEXAS: Brelan Chancellor 5-36, Darnell Smith 3-51, Carlos Harris 3-28, Drew Miller 2-16, Marcus Smith 1-28, Brandin Byrd 1-10, Daniel Prior 1-5, Antoinne Jimmerson 1--1
TULSA: Joshua Atkinson 5-35, Keevan Lucas 4-42, Jordan James 2-10, Ja'Terian Douglas 1-15, Tyler Wilson 1-8, Cody Wilson 1-4
North Texas4th Conference USA West3-55-8
Tulsa2nd American Athletic West6-210-3

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