North Texas at Louisiana-Monroe

Louisiana-Monroe 42, North Texas 16


MONROE, La. (AP) - Kolton Browning returned from a foot injury to throw for 324 yards and three touchdowns as Louisiana-Monroe defeated North Texas 42-16 Saturday to earn its first winning season as a Football Bowl Subdivision team.

Browning completed 25 of 34 passes for the Warhawks (7-4, 5-2 Sun Belt Conference), whose record is the program's best since going 9-3 in 1993.

Wide receiver Je'Ron Hamm caught seven of Browning's passes for a career-high 119 yards, including fourth-quarter touchdowns of 24 and 61 yards that stretched the lead to 35-10.

Brent Leonard had eight catches for 93 yards and a touchdown for the Warhawks, who had lost their previous two games after winning five straight.

Derek Thompson completed 27 of 43 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns for the Mean Green (4-7, 3-4), with Carlos Harris catching eight for 118 yards.

The teams combined for 985 yards total offense.

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Scoring Summary
LAMONKolton Browning 1 yd run (Justin Manton kick)
NTEXASZach Olen 29 yd FG
LAMONBrent Leonard 7 yd pass from Kolton Browning (Justin Manton kick)
LAMONMitchell Bailey 7 yd run (Justin Manton kick)
NTEXASAndrew Power 4 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)
LAMONJe'Ron Hamm 24 yd pass from Kolton Browning (Justin Manton kick)
LAMONJe'Ron Hamm 61 yd pass from Kolton Browning (Justin Manton kick)
NTEXASDarnell Smith 15 yd pass from Derek Thompson (failed 2pt pass)
LAMONDeVontae McNeal 54 yd run (Justin Manton kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3026
Third Down Efficiency7-159-14
Fourth Down Efficiency3-41-2
Plays-Net Yards82-46771-518
Passing Yds323357
Kick Return Yds8249
Punt Return Yds012
Time of Poss.32:5127:9
Individual Stats
NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 21-77, Jeremy Brown 12-56, Derek Thompson 3-11
LAMON: DeVontae McNeal 1-54, Mitchell Bailey 9-46, Tavarese Maye 1-22, Monterrell Washington 10-20, Kolton Browning 8-13, Cody Wells 1-7, Team 1--1
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 27-43-322-2, Team 1-3-1-0
LAMON: Kolton Browning 25-34-324-1, Cody Wells 5-6-33-0
NTEXAS: Carlos Harris 8-118, Darnell Smith 7-72, Ivan Delgado 6-81, Jeremy Brown 4-37, Brett Renger 1-10, Andrew Power 1-4, Brandin Byrd 1-1
LAMON: Brent Leonard 8-93, Je'Ron Hamm 7-119, Tavarese Maye 7-71, Tony Cook 3-18, Rashon Ceasar 2-14, Cortney Davis 2-13, Keavon Milton 1-29
North Texas4th Conference USA West3-55-8
Louisiana-Monroe7th Sun Belt 3-54-8

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