Scores

Final

Florida Atl 44

(1-4, 1-1 C-USA)

North Texas 40

(1-5, 0-3 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Fouts Field, DENTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
FAU 0 30 7 744
UNT 13 6 14 740

Top Performers

Passing: R. Smith (FAU) - 308 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: L. Dunbar (UNT) - 25 CAR, 238 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Bonner (FAU) - 6 REC, 134 YDS, 1 TD

Florida Atlantic 44, North Texas 40

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Rusty Smith passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Florida Atlantic rallied past North Texas for a 44-40 victory, handing the Eagles their 14th straight Sun Belt Conference loss.

The Owls (1-4, 1-1) scored 30 second-quarter points, erasing an early 13-0 deficit. Smith ended up with 308 yards on 21-of-40 passing, while Chris Bonner led all receivers with six catches for 134 yards, including a 31-yard TD grab and a 50-yard catch to set up the game-winning score.

After stopping North Texas on fourth down with 8:06 to play, Florida Atlantic drove 71 yards for the game-winner on Alfred Morris' 1-yard run.

Lance Dunbar carried 25 times for 238 yards and three touchdowns for North Texas (1-5, 0-3), which lost starting quarterback Riley Dodge in the second quarter with an ankle injury. His backup, Nathan Tune, was 11 of 13 for 122 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAU
UNT
1st Downs2923
Total Yards528516
Passing308246
Rushing220270
Penalties8-975-40
3rd Down Conversions5-116-10
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Turnovers02
Possession32:1427:46

Passing Leaders

Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith21/403087.730
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tune13/171297.610

Rushing Leaders

Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris291475.1211
Rose5428.4029
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunbar252389.5350
Dodge5214.2010

Receiving Leaders

Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bonner613422.3151
Jean34414.7121
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson58517.0169
Carey56112.2120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAUUNT
TD10:30Darius Carey 1 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 07
TD05:34Lance Dunbar 4 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 013
SECOND QUARTERFAUUNT
TD13:14Jason Harmon 10 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Ross Gornall Kick) 713
TD12:53Jamaal Jackson 69 Yd Pass From Riley Dodge (Pat Failed) 719
TD09:49Alfred Morris 2 Yd Run (Ross Gornall Kick) 1419
TD04:16Rusty Smith 17 Yd Run (Ross Gornall Kick) 2119
TD03:32Chris Bonner 31 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Pat Blocked) 2719
FG00:00Ross Gornall 26 Yd 3019
THIRD QUARTERFAUUNT
TD11:04Lester Jean 7 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Ross Gornall Kick) 3719
TD06:55Darius Carey 18 Yd Pass From Nathan Tune (Jeremy Knott Kick) 3726
TD04:43Lance Dunbar 23 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 3733
FOURTH QUARTERFAUUNT
TD11:38Lance Dunbar 9 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 3740
TD04:55Alfred Morris 1 Yd Run (Ross Gornall Kick) 4440