Scores

Final

UTEP 7

(1-8, 0-5 C-USA)

North Texas 41

(7-3, 5-1 C-USA)

3:30 PM ET, November 9, 2013

APOGEE STADIUM, DENTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 0 0 7 07
UNT 14 7 7 1341

Top Performers

Passing: D. Thompson (UNT) - 154 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Byrd (UNT) - 18 CAR, 202 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Leslie (UTEP) - 5 REC, 41 YDS, 1 TD

North Texas pummels UTEP 41-7

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Brandin Byrd rushed for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns as North Texas walloped UTEP 41-7 on Saturday.

The win keeps North Texas (7-3, 5-1 Conference USA) atop the C-USA West Division standings, a half-game ahead of Rice. The Mean Green defeated Rice a week ago.

Mean Green defense smothered UTEP (1-9, 0-5), blocking a punt and a field goal, tying the school record of eight sacks and allowing a season-low 184 yards of total offense.

North Texas piled up 471 yards of total offense, including 317 on the ground. Byrd scored TD runs of 2 and 82 yards and his 202-yard total is a career-best.

UTEP's Mack Leftwich, despite the eight sacks, completed 14 of 20 passes for 128 yards and a 22-yard TD to Jordan Leslie. Five North Texas defenders registered sacks, including Zach Orr who had a game-high 12 tackles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
UNT
1st Downs1322
Total Yards184471
Passing128154
Rushing56317
Penalties5-406-35
3rd Down Conversions4-165-13
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers10
Possession33:0626:54

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leftwich14/201286.411
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson10/241546.410

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dowell6284.7011
Bell4194.8012
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Byrd1820211.2282
Lewis7273.9011

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie5418.2122
Hamilton22914.5018
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Miller34414.7022
Harris14242.0142

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPUNT
TD07:37Brandin Byrd 2 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 07
TD00:14Darvin Kidsy 0 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Zach Paul Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERUTEPUNT
TD11:44Antoinne Jimmerson 5 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERUTEPUNT
TD10:21Brandin Byrd 82 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 028
TD04:36Jordan Leslie 22 Yd Pass From Mack Leftwich (Jay Mattox Kick) 728
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPUNT
TD13:56Carlos Harris 42 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Paul Kick) 735
FG12:00Zach Paul 31 Yd 738
FG05:41Zach Paul 25 Yd 741