DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Patrick Cobbs rushed for 205 yards and
three touchdowns as North Texas beat Utah State 37-27 for its 14th
consecutive Sun Belt Conference win Saturday.
Cobbs, who rushed for 249 yards last week against Idaho, scored
on runs of 1, 3 and 4 yards. His final score putting North Texas
(4-3, 3-0 Sun Belt) ahead 28-14 about two minutes into the second
Travis Cox helped Utah State (1-6, 1-1) keep it close, going
26-of-38 for 230 yards and three touchdowns. He threw scores of 20
and 2 yards to Chris Cooley, the 2-yarder bringing Utah State
North Texas then ran out the clock with four straight runs by
Scott Hall connected with Justin Claiborn on touchdowns of 11
and 5 yards for the Mean Green. Hall went 8-of-12 for 109 yards,
and Claiborn caught four passes for 37 yards.
The Mean Green jumped to a 14-0 lead on Cobbs' 1-yard touchdown
just over a minute into the game and Claiborn's 5-yarder midway
through the first quarter.
North Texas' Adrian Awasom and Evan Cardwell had two sacks
apiece in the fourth. North Texas linebacker Chris Hurd had 11
tackles and a forced fumble for UNT.
North Texas' last conference loss was a 19-17 defeat against
Louisiana-Monroe Oct. 6, 2001.