Scores

Final

Indiana 21

(1-3, 0-2 away)

North Texas 24

(1-3, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Mean Green Stadium, Denton, TX

1 2 3 4 T
IND 0 0 0 2121
UNT 0 21 3 024

Top Performers

Passing: D. Thompson (UNT) - 201 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Dunbar (UNT) - 24 CAR, 127 YDS

Receiving: L. Dunbar (UNT) - 7 REC, 152 YDS, 1 TD

Lance Dunbar's 279 all-purpose yards send N. Texas past Indiana

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Lance Dunbar made up for two lost fumbles in the first quarter by gaining 279 all-purpose yards, Derek Thompson threw three touchdown passes and Dan McCarney earned his first victory at North Texas as the Mean Green defeated Indiana 24-21 Saturday night.

Dunbar, North Texas' leading rusher the past two seasons, had a career-high 152 yards receiving and added 127 more rushing. After losing fumbles on consecutive drives in the opening quarter, Dunbar caught an 83-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter that gave North Texas (1-3) its first score.

Indiana (1-3) trailed 24-0 before storming back in the fourth quarter. Backup Dusty Kiel threw two touchdown passes in the final 6 minutes, including a 67-yarder to Kofi Hughes that made it 24-21.

North Texas recovered the ensuing onside kick with 1:05 left to secure McCarney's first victory since coaching Iowa State in 2006.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
UNT
1st Downs2119
Total Yards404427
Passing354201
Rushing50226
Penalties7-508-55
3rd Down Conversions5-176-14
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers23
Possession27:2632:34

Passing Leaders

IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wright-Baker23/402095.201
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson10/2020110.131

Rushing Leaders

IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts11373.4013
Houston7273.9010
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunbar241275.3022
Hamilton12645.3014

Receiving Leaders

IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chester89211.5022
Hughes27437.0167
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dunbar715221.7183
Outlaw13232.0132

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERINDUNT
TD13:39Lance Dunbar 83 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 07
TD06:37Christopher Bynes 17 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 014
TD00:55Michael Outlaw 32 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERINDUNT
FG12:23Zach Olen 40 Yd 024
FOURTH QUARTERINDUNT
TD11:04Mark Murphy 31 Yd Interception Return (Mitch Ewald Kick) 724
TD05:26Cody Latimer 44 Yd Pass From Dusty Kiel (Mitch Ewald Kick) 1424
TD01:05Kofi Hughes 67 Yd Pass From Dusty Kiel (Mitch Ewald Kick) 2124