Texas Southern at North Texas

North Texas 34, Texas Southern 7


DENTON, Texas (AP) - Brandin Byrd ran 24 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns to help North Texas defeat visiting in-state rival Texas Southern in a 34-7 rout Saturday night.

Byrd scored with 11:15 to go in the first quarter and added his second touchdown of the night before halftime to lead the Mean Green (1-1) to victory.

North Texas had 497 total yards of offense against the Tigers (1-1), 352 of which came on the ground. Antoinne Jimmerson gave the Mean Green a dual threat from the backfield, recording 15 carries for 139 yards and one score.

The Mean Green was quite efficient from the red zone, scoring six out of seven times, two of which were field goals by Zach Olen from 34 and 28 yards out.

Daniel McKayhan caught three balls for 75 yards and a touchdown for Texas Southern in the loss.

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Scoring Summary
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 2 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASZach Olen 28 yd FG
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 2 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASZach Olen 34 yd FG
TXSODaniel McKayhan 59 yd pass from Dantavious Parker (Robert Hersh kick)
NTEXASJeremy Brown 5 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASAntoinne Jimmerson 12 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1023
Third Down Efficiency3-155-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards62-18581-497
Passing Yds154145
Kick Return Yds679
Punt Return Yds03
Time of Poss.24:4035:20
Individual Stats
TXSO: Edward Perkins-Loving 6-21, Rudy Johnson 2-12, Riko Smalls 9-8, Kendall Denson 3-3, Tony Peoples 1--1, Dantavious Parker 4--12
NTEXAS: Antoinne Jimmerson 15-139, Brandin Byrd 24-136, Brelan Chancellor 1-46, Jeremy Brown 8-12, Derek Thompson 3-8, Austin Orr 4-7, Konockus Sashington 1-6, Team 1--2
TXSO: Dantavious Parker 7-20-106-1, Riko Smalls 4-10-29-1, Rudy Johnson 2-7-19-1
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 11-24-145-1
TXSO: Daniel McKayhan 3-75, Fred Plummer 3-14, James Davis 2-39, Harry Brown 2-19, Tony Peoples 2-5, Wayne Ingram 1-2
NTEXAS: Christopher Bynes 3-54, Ivan Delgado 3-38, Drew Miller 3-31, Lynrick Pleasant 1-14, Darnell Smith 1-8

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