Scores

Final

Arkansas State 33

(6-5, 2-4 away)

North Texas 28

(1-11, 0-5 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 29, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 7 10 13 333
UNT 0 14 14 028

Top Performers

Passing: C. Leonard (ARST) - 205 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Montgomery (UNT) - 20 CAR, 121 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Fitzgerald (UNT) - 11 REC, 90 YDS

Arkansas St. 33, North Texas 28

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Reggie Arnold ran for two touchdowns and Arkansas State became bowl eligible with a 33-28 win over North Texas on Saturday.

Arnold had 101 yards rushing for the Red Wolves (6-5, 4-2), who remain in contention for the Sun Belt title along with Troy and Louisiana-Lafayette. Arkansas State plays Troy next weekend.

North Texas (1-11, 0-7) lost despite its best defensive outing this season. The Mean Green gave up nearly 48 points a game this year, last in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Arkansas State's Corey Leonard threw for 205 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown pass to Jahbari McLennan. Leonard also ran for another score.

Cam Montgomery second touchdown run gave UNT a 28-24 lead in the third quarter. But Arnold scored his second TD less than two minutes later to put ASU back ahead.

Montgomery finished with 121 yards on 20 carries.

North Texas blocked an extra point attempt by Josh Arauco, snapping his streak of 73 successful attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
UNT
1st Downs2120
Total Yards393327
Passing205217
Rushing188110
Penalties5-382-25
3rd Down Conversions6-139-18
4th Down Conversions0-03-5
Turnovers13
Possession31:4328:17

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leonard12/222059.310
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vizza25/372025.513

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold211014.8213
Leonard16493.1117
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Montgomery201216.1229
Spencer11313.0013

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McLennan47919.8137
Thompkins47619.0063
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fitzgerald11908.2024
Stickler44210.5122

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTUNT
TD07:35Reggie Arnold 5 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERARSTUNT
TD06:29Brock Stickler 12 Yd Pass From Giovanni Vizza (Jeremy Knott Kick) 77
TD03:24Jahbari McLennan 37 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 147
TD00:48Giovanni Vizza 7 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 1414
FG00:15Josh Arauco 36 Yd 1714
THIRD QUARTERARSTUNT
TD12:17Corey Leonard 3 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 2414
TD10:18Cam Montgomery 26 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 2421
TD06:54Cam Montgomery 29 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 2428
TD05:07Reggie Arnold 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 3028
FOURTH QUARTERARSTUNT
FG09:05Josh Arauco 24 Yd 3328