Scores

Final

North Texas 33

(2-6, 2-3 C-USA)

W Kentucky 6

(1-7, 1-3 C-USA)

3:00 PM ET, October 30, 2010

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
UNT 0 10 6 1733
WKU 0 3 0 36

Top Performers

Passing: K. Jakes (WKU) - 116 YDS

Rushing: L. Dunbar (UNT) - 30 CAR, 215 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: B. Rainey (WKU) - 5 REC, 57 YDS

North Texas 33, W. Kentucky 6

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Lance Dunbar rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns as North Texas defeated Western Kentucky 33-6 in a Sun Belt conference game Saturday.

It was the Mean Green's first game under interim coach Mike Canales -- 10 days after North Texas (2-6, 2-3) dismissed Todd Dodge, who compiled a 6-37 record in parts of four seasons.

Dunbar made Canales' debut successful, outperforming Western Kentucky's Bobby Rainey, who entered the game as the conference's leading rusher. Dunbar carried 30 times, while Rainey gained 100 yards on 23 carries.

Brandon Byrd also contributed to North Texas' ground game, which accounted for 311 of the Mean Green's 400 total yards. Byrd rushed five times for 83 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown run with 4:14 left.

The Hilltoppers (1-7, 1-3) have lost 27 of 28 games, after breaking a 26-game losing streak last week.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
WKU
1st Downs2217
Total Yards400272
Passing89116
Rushing311156
Penalties6-397-57
3rd Down Conversions4-125-14
4th Down Conversions2-21-2
Turnovers02
Possession29:1230:48

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dodge11/20894.500
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes15/271164.300

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunbar302157.2340
Byrd58316.6153
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey231004.3013
Jakes7395.6015

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carey3227.3013
Taylor2199.5010
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey55711.4016
McNeal3248.0013

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERUNTWKU
FG11:22Monte Merrick 37 Yd 03
TD06:46Lance Dunbar 8 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 73
FG00:51Zach Olen 48 Yd 103
THIRD QUARTERUNTWKU
TD12:42Lance Dunbar 3 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 163
FOURTH QUARTERUNTWKU
FG14:03Monte Merrick 46 Yd 166
FG08:07Zach Olen 24 Yd 196
TD04:14Brandin Byrd 53 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 266
TD00:48Lance Dunbar 10 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 336