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North Texas 52, Texas Southern 29

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas - Austin Aune threw four touchdown passes, Ayo Adeyi had 10 carries for 135 yards - including a 59-yard touchdown - and North Texas never trailed n the Mean Green's 52-29 win over Texas Southern.

Andrew Body threw a 18-yard TD pass to AJ Bennett that trimmed Texas Southern's deficit to 24-17 with 9:34 left in the second quarter but North Texas (2-1) responded when Aune connected with Roderic Burns for a 70-yard touchdown 46 seconds later, Oscar Adaway III added scoring runs of 3 and 1 yard before halftime and Var'Keyes Gumms caught a 17-yard TD pass from Aune early in the third quarter to make it 52-17.

Body finished 19-of-29 passing for 239 yards and a touchdown. Derek Morton had seven receptions for 115 yards and LaDarius Owens added 10 carries for 94 yards and a TD for Texas Southern (0-2).

The Mean Green ran for 348 yards and four touchdowns on 48 carries and finished with 608 total yards and 32 first downs.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter TxSoNorTx
NorTx FG 8:59 Ethan Mooney 43 yd FG 0 3
NorTx TD 6:37 Ayo Adeyi 59 yd run (Ethan Mooney kick) 0 10
TxSo FG 2:09 Richard Garcia III 24 yd FG 3 10
Second Quarter TxSoNorTx
NorTx TD 14:34 Ja'Mori Maclin 35 yd pass from Austin Aune (Ethan Mooney kick) 3 17
TxSo TD 13:02 LaDarius Owens 39 yd run (Richard Garcia III kick) 10 17
NorTx TD 11:57 Jyaire Shorter 26 yd pass from Austin Aune (Ethan Mooney kick) 10 24
TxSo TD 9:34 AJ Bennett 18 yd pass from Andrew Body (Richard Garcia III kick) 17 24
NorTx TD 8:48 Roderic Burns 70 yd pass from Austin Aune (Ethan Mooney kick) 17 31
NorTx TD 5:19 Oscar Adaway III 3 yd run (Ethan Mooney kick) 17 38
NorTx TD 0:32 Oscar Adaway III 1 yd run (Ethan Mooney kick) 17 45
Third Quarter TxSoNorTx
NorTx TD 9:24 Var'Keyes Gumms 14 yd pass from Austin Aune (Ethan Mooney kick) 17 52
TxSo TD 5:54 Jacorey Howard 1 yd run (Richard Garcia III kick) 24 52
Fourth Quarter TxSoNorTx
NorTx TD 9:05 Preston Landis 10 yd run (Ethan Mooney kick) 24 59
TxSo FG 3:11 Richard Garcia III 39 yd FG 27 59
Team Stats
  Texas Southern North Texas
First downs 26 34
  Rushing 9 16
  Passing 14 12
  Penalty 3 6
3rd Down Efficiency 6-14, 43% 4-9, 44%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 47-219 48-348
Passing Yards 239 259
Return Yards 20 110
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-29-0 13-24-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2--15 0-0
Punts 5 2
Punts-Average 36.8 40
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 10-119 5-58
Time of Possession 32:09 27:51
Texas Southern Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Body 19 29 239 1 0
North Texas Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Aune 11 20 218 4 0
G. Gunnell 2 4 41 0 1
Texas Southern Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Owens 10 94 9.4 1
A. Body 14 45 3.2 0
J. Howard 9 36 4.0 1
D. Ford 3 27 9.0 0
D. Franklin 4 13 3.3 0
K. Harris 4 7 1.8 0
T. Hill 2 -2 -1.0 0
North Texas Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Adeyi 10 135 13.5 1
O. Adaway III 17 85 5.0 2
P. Landis 8 60 7.5 1
B. Jackson 5 28 5.6 0
Q. Farrar 5 25 5.0 0
A. Aune 3 15 5.0 0
Texas Southern Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Morton 7 115 16.4 0
T. Leary 3 43 14.3 0
A. Bennett 3 40 13.3 1
T. Achane 2 13 6.5 0
T. Turner 1 13 13.0 0
J. Williams 1 12 12.0 0
P. Wells 1 2 2.0 0
R. Masters 1 1 1.0 0
North Texas Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Maclin 3 80 26.7 1
R. Burns 1 70 70.0 1
D. Ward 3 37 12.3 0
J. Shorter 2 32 16.0 1
V. Gumms 3 28 9.3 1
B. Jackson 1 12 12.0 0
Texas Southern Interceptions
Player Int Yards
N. Cotton 1 20
North Texas Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Texas Southern Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Garcia III 5 184 36.8
North Texas Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Rodriguez 2 80 40.0
Texas Southern Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
North Texas Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Burns 3 26 8.7
Texas Southern Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
North Texas Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Horton 4 84 21.0
Texas Southern Missed FG
Player Length
North Texas Missed FG
Player Length




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