North Texas at Florida Atlantic

North Texas 20, FAU 14


BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Derek Thompson threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns in North Texas' 20-14 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

It marks the third time since 1997 that North Texas has been 2-3 after five games. The Mean Green was also 2-3 in 2003 and 2005 and had started 1-4 or worse in every year since 2005.

Thompson's first touchdown pass, a 68-yard strike to Brelan Chancellor, opened scoring and Zach Olen's 48-yard field goal gave North Texas a 10-0 advantage.

Chancellor finished with 135 yards receiving on six catches.

Thompson's second TD pass, a 14-yarder to Drew Miller, gave the Mean Green a commanding 17-0 third-quarter lead.

FAU rallied, scoring 14 unanswered points and cutting the deficit to 17-14, but Olen converted his second field of the day to seal the win.

Graham Wilbert led FAU (1-4) with 142 passing yards on 21 of 34 attempts, but threw two interceptions.

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Scoring Summary
NTEXASBrelan Chancellor 68 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASZach Olen 48 yd FG
NTEXASDrew Miller 14 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)
FAUDamian Fortner 11 yd run (Mitch Anderson kick)
FAUGraham Wilbert 11 yd run (Mitch Anderson kick)
NTEXASZach Olen 28 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1518
Third Down Efficiency3-148-17
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-3
Plays-Net Yards60-30771-301
Passing Yds251142
Kick Return Yds4195
Punt Return Yds70
Time of Poss.29:830:52
Individual Stats
NTEXAS: Antoinne Jimmerson 12-25, Brandin Byrd 11-21, Derek Thompson 3-14, Brelan Chancellor 1-0, Jeremy Brown 1--1, Team 2--3
FAU: Damian Fortner 17-63, Jonathan Wallace 9-37, Martese Jackson 1-26, Graham Wilbert 8-19, Daniel McKinney 1-7, Travis Jones 1-7
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 18-30-251-1
FAU: Graham Wilbert 21-34-142-2
NTEXAS: Brelan Chancellor 6-135, Ivan Delgado 5-34, Jeremy Brown 2-22, Drew Miller 2-15, Antoinne Jimmerson 1-37, Brandin Byrd 1-5, Lynrick Pleasant 1-3
FAU: William Dukes 6-62, Byron Hankerson 4-36, Daniel McKinney 4-17, Damian Fortner 3-12, Jonathan Wallace 2-9, Alex Deleon 1-4, Travis Jones 1-2
North Texas1st Conference USA West0-00-0
Florida Atlantic1st Conference USA East0-00-0

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