Scores

Final

North Texas 13

(1-9, 0-5 C-USA)

Florida Atl 46

(4-5, 2-2 C-USA)

4:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
UNT 0 6 0 713
FAU 6 19 21 046

Top Performers

Passing: R. Smith (FAU) - 237 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Pierre (FAU) - 12 CAR, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Gent (FAU) - 7 REC, 116 YDS, 2 TD

Florida Atlantic 46, North Texas 13

Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Rusty Smith threw four touchdown passes as Florida Atlantic routed North Texas 46-13 on Saturday.

It was the third straight win for the Owls (4-5, 2-2 Sun Belt Conference), who are 5-0 all-time against the Mean Green (1-9, 0-5).

Smith was 15 for 23 for 237 yards and one interception before giving way to backup Jeff VanCamp in the third quarter. Smith threw touchdown passes of 13 and 16 yards to Cortez Gent in the first half, and hit Willie Rose and DiIvory Edgecomb for scores of 3 and 57 yards in the third quarter.

North Texas' Giovanni Vizza was 13 of 23 for 125 yards and two interceptions.

Trailing 9-0 in the second, the Mean Green's Cam Montgomery scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on fourth down to pull within three points. But the extra point was blocked by Austin Jensen and picked up at the 20-yard line by the Owls' Darian Thomas, who returned it for two points to give Florida Atlantic an 11-6 lead.

On its ensuing possession, Florida Atlantic scored on Charles Pierce's 41-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 18-6. Gent's second touchdown reception gave the Owls a 25-6 halftime lead.

The Owls padded the lead on Smith's third and fourth touchdown passes in the third, and Jeff Blanchard's 10-yard score gave Florida Atlantic a 46-6 lead to close the third.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
FAU
1st Downs1524
Total Yards255507
Passing133251
Rushing122256
Penalties6-4411-94
3rd Down Conversions2-116-12
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers43
Possession30:1729:43

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vizza13/231255.402
Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith15/2323710.341

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Montgomery20804.0123
Hamilton6315.2123
Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierre1214011.7143
Blanchard5285.6110

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dickerson35618.7036
Stickler5346.8011
Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gent711616.6230
Edgecomb15757.0157

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNTFAU
TD09:50Cortez Gent 13 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Pat Blocked) 06
SECOND QUARTERUNTFAU
FG13:12Warley Leroy 31 Yd 09
TD07:14Cam Montgomery 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 69
DC07:14Darian Thomas 0 Yd Off A Blocked Extra Point 611
TD05:37Charles Pierre 41 Yd Run (Warley Leroy Kick) 618
TD00:15Cortez Gent 16 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick) 625
THIRD QUARTERUNTFAU
TD09:53William Rose 3 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick) 632
TD08:19DiIvory Edgecomb 57 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick) 639
TD00:49Jeff Blanchard 10 Yd Run (Warley Leroy Kick) 646
FOURTH QUARTERUNTFAU
TD01:59James Hamilton 1 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 1346