Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 7

(2-10, 1-7 C-USA)

North Texas 59

(5-7, 4-4 C-USA)

Coverage: NeuLion Webcast

4:00 PM ET, December 3, 2011

APOGEE STADIUM, DENTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
MTU 0 0 0 77
UNT 14 17 21 759

Top Performers

Passing: J. Murphy (MTU) - 49 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: L. Dunbar (UNT) - 40 CAR, 313 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: K. Griswould (MTU) - 1 REC, 20 YDS, 1 TD

North Texas 59, Middle Tennessee 7

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Lance Dunbar became the all-time leading rusher and set a single-game rushing record at North Texas with 313 yards as the Mean Green closed out their season with a 59-7 victory over Middle Tennessee.

Dunbar, a senior, finished with 4,224 yards to surpass Patrick Cobbs (4,050 yards from 2001-2005). He had rushing touchdowns of 1, 26, 5 and 14 yards on Saturday while carrying the ball 40 times, and also became the sixth player in NCAA history to have 4,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving.

The 313 yards is the most rushing yards by an NCAA player this year, and breaks the North Texas single-season mark of 291 set by Jamario Thomas against Colorado in 2004.

North Texas (5-7, 4-4 Sun Belt) rushed for a school record-tying 464 yards against Middle Tennessee (2-10, 1-7) and finished with its best record and most wins since 2004.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
UNT
1st Downs1320
Total Yards231487
Passing9123
Rushing140464
Penalties5-443-25
3rd Down Conversions5-189-18
4th Down Conversions0-23-4
Turnovers31
Possession22:4437:16

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Murphy4/12494.110
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson2/7233.300

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cunningham15805.3026
Pratcher12373.1013
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunbar403137.8435
Hamilton151087.2142

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gray22412.0020
Jefferson22010.0015
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Outlaw11616.0016
Dunbar177.007

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUUNT
TD10:21Derek Thompson 1 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 07
TD03:38Lance Dunbar 1 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERMTUUNT
TD14:23Lance Dunbar 26 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 021
TD05:38Lance Dunbar 5 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 028
FG00:04Zach Olen 40 Yd 031
THIRD QUARTERMTUUNT
TD10:14Lance Dunbar 14 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 038
TD04:30James Hamilton 1 Yd Run (Trent Deans Kick) 045
TD04:01Julian Herron 3 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Trent Deans Kick) 052
FOURTH QUARTERMTUUNT
TD09:55Brandin Byrd 2 Yd Run (Trent Deans Kick) 059
TD07:40Kyle Griswould 20 Yd Pass From Jeff Murphy (Alan Gendreau Kick) 759