Scores

Final

North Texas 21

(1-3, 1-0 C-USA)

Florida Atl 17

(1-2, 0-1 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, September 25, 2010

1 2 3 4 T
UNT 7 7 0 721
FAU 7 3 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: J. Van Camp (FAU) - 273 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Hamilton (UNT) - 11 CAR, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Housler (FAU) - 4 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

North Texas 21, Florida Atlantic 17

Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Riley Dodge threw two touchdown passes to Darius Carey and North Texas beat Florida Atlantic 21-17 in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.

James Hamilton also scored a touchdown for North Texas (1-3), which amassed 257 rushing yards. Dodge was 10-for-15 passing for 146 yards in the Mean Green's first victory over Florida Atlantic (1-2) in the seven game series.

North Texas stretched its lead to 21-10 on Hamilton's 32-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, but the owls would close the gap on the ensuing possession. Jeff Van Camp's 36-yard touchdown pass to Rob Housler pulled Florida Atlantic within 21-17.

Florida Atlantic would threaten later marching to the Mean Green 28, but the North Texas defense stopped the potential game-winning drive.

Van Camp finished 20-for-31 for 273 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
FAU
1st Downs2217
Total Yards403357
Passing146273
Rushing25784
Penalties3-158-40
3rd Down Conversions10-154-11
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers22
Possession36:2923:31

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dodge10/151469.721
Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Van Camp20/312738.811

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton1112211.1132
Dunbar29722.509
Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris17543.2110
Blanchard2147.0011

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carey26934.5246
Jackson44912.3018
Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Housler49423.5136
Jean7547.7017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNTFAU
TD09:06Alfred Morris 1 Yd Run (Ross Gornall Kick) 07
TD03:49Darius Carey 23 Yd Pass From Riley Dodge (Trent Deans Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUNTFAU
FG12:17Ross Gornall 30 Yd 710
TD00:54Darius Carey 46 Yd Pass From Riley Dodge (Trent Deans Kick) 1410
FOURTH QUARTERUNTFAU
TD07:45James Hamilton 32 Yd Run (Trent Deans Kick) 2110
TD06:52Rob Housler 36 Yd Pass From Jeff Van Camp (Ross Gornall Kick) 2117