Scores

Final

Tulsa 54

(1-2, 1-1 away)

North Texas 2

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

7:00 PM ET, September 17, 2005

Fouts Field, DENTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TLSA 0 19 14 2154
UNT 2 0 0 02

Top Performers

Passing: P. Smith (TLSA) - 189 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Diles (TLSA) - 15 CAR, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Mills (TLSA) - 8 REC, 143 YDS, 1 TD

Tulsa 54, North Texas 2

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Paul Smith threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns as Tulsa handed North Texas its worst home loss 54-2 Saturday night.

Brandon Diles rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown, and Cauvey Jackson scored twice for Tulsa (1-2), which did not play leading rusher Uril Parrish. Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe did not elaborate on the decision after the game.

Tulsa held the heralded North Texas tandem of Patrick Cobbs and Jamario Thomas to 113 yards rushing on 24 carries. Cobbs led the Mean Green (1-1) with 100 yards on 17 attempts but was tackled in the end zone for a safety late in the first quarter.

Smith went 12-for-21, throwing touchdown passes to Garrett Mills and Idris Moss. Mills finished with eight catches for 143 yards.

Daniel Meager was 9-of-21 for 63 yards and threw two interceptions for North Texas, which had just 129 yards total offense. The Mean Green converted just two of 15 third downs.

Jackson finished with 49 yards on seven carries. Anthony Germany returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter for Tulsa.

Tulsa's victory snapped a 15-game losing streak in non-conference road games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TLSA
UNT
1st Downs198
Total Yards406129
Passing19359
Rushing21370
Penalties3-3012-111
3rd Down Conversions4-122-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers03
Possession29:2230:38

Passing Leaders

TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Johnson1/144.000-
Smith12/211899.020-
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Meager9/21633.002-
Phillips1/1-4-4.000-

Rushing Leaders

TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Diles151288.5141
Jackson7497.0225
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cobbs171005.9034
Thomas7131.908

Receiving Leaders

TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mills814317.9156
Moss33712.3132
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cobbs4-7-1.804
Quinn34615.3028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTLSAUNT
S0:13TEAM SAFETY02
SECOND QUARTERTLSAUNT
S9:56CHRIS CHAMBERLAIN SAFETY22
FG6:26BRAD DEVAULT 42 YD FG
Drive info: 7 plays, 27 yards.
52
TD2:50CAUVEY JACKSON 25 YD RUN (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 37 yards.
122
TD1:13GARRETT MILLS 10 YD PASS FROM PAUL SMITH (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 46 yards.
192
THIRD QUARTERTLSAUNT
TD3:40CAUVEY JACKSON 2 YD RUN (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 70 yards.
262
TD0:00IDRIS MOSS 32 YD PASS FROM PAUL SMITH (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 53 yards.
332
FOURTH QUARTERTLSAUNT
TD7:36TARRION ADAMS 4 YD RUN (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 59 yards.
402
TD2:56BRANDON DILES 41 YD RUN (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 50 yards.
472
TD0:38ANTHONY GERMANY 32 YD DEFENSIVE FUMBLE RETURN (BRAD DEVAULT KICK)542