Idaho at North Texas

North Texas dominates Idaho in a 40-6 victory


DENTON, Texas (AP) Derek Thompson threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in North Texas University's dominating 40-6 victory over Idaho in the season opener for both teams Saturday.

Thompson completed 23 of 27 passes and contributed to the Mean Green's 591 total yards. North Texas running back Brandin Byrd scored two touchdowns on 57 yards rushing. Idaho scored first but Byrd's first touchdown for the Mean Green started a 34-point scoring run that Idaho could not answer the rest of the game.

The Vandals' Chad Chalich threw a quick touchdown pass to Jake Manley in the first possession of the game for Idaho's only points. The extra point kick was blocked. Chalich threw 19-for-27 for 230 yards. Idaho picked up 11 penalties throughout the game that cost them 95 yards. Head coach Paul Petrino's debut was a disappointing start to the Vandals' season.

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Scoring Summary
IDAHOJake Manley 6 yd pass from Chad Chalich (blocked XP)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 1 yd run (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASBrelan Chancellor 85 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Olen kick)
NTEXASMark Lewis 1 yd run (missed kick)
NTEXASBrandin Byrd 27 yd run (blocked XP)
NTEXASReggie Pegram 2 yd run (Zach Paul kick)
NTEXASDarius Terrell 30 yd pass from Derek Thompson (Zach Paul kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1527
Third Down Efficiency5-148-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-21-4
Plays-Net Yards63-39079-591
Passing Yds230404
Kick Return Yds7628
Punt Return Yds0111
Time of Poss.28:4131:19
Individual Stats
IDAHO: Jerrel Brown 6-70, Chad Chalich 16-42, Joshua McCain 2-24, James Baker 4-14, Richard Montgomery 6-9, Austin Rehkow 1-1
NTEXAS: Brandin Byrd 7-57, Reggie Pegram 13-47, Antoinne Jimmerson 11-40, Rex Rollins 4-26, Brelan Chancellor 1-9, Carl Caldwell 1-6, Daniel Prior 2-4, Derek Thompson 4-1, Mark Lewis 1-1, Andrew McNulty 1--4
IDAHO: Chad Chalich 19-27-230-0, Joshua McCain 0-1-0-0
NTEXAS: Derek Thompson 23-27-349-0, Dajon Williams 5-6-55-0, Andrew McNulty 0-1-0-1
IDAHO: Dezmon Epps 7-89, Deon Watson 3-24, Najee Lovett 2-23, Michael LaGrone 1-70, Clayton Homme 1-14, Jake Manley 1-6, Roman Runner 1-5, James Randall 1-5, Jerrel Brown 1-0, Richard Montgomery 1--6
NTEXAS: Brelan Chancellor 6-135, Darnell Smith 4-79, Lynrick Pleasant 3-37, Darvin Kidsy 3-35, Carlos Harris 3-32, Darius Terrell 2-34, Carl Caldwell 2-10, Mike Marshall 1-19, Rex Rollins 1-16, Derrick Teegarden 1-12, Antoinne Jimmerson 1--1, Willie Hubbard 1--4
Idaho1st Sun Belt 0-00-0
North Texas1st Conference USA West0-00-0

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