McNulty Throws For Three Touchdowns In Green-White Game

April 18, 2015

DENTON - Senior quarterback Andrew McNulty threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns, all to sophomore wide receiver Turner Smiley, in Saturday's Green-White spring football game at Apogee Stadium.

The game, which ends the Mean Green's 2015 spring practices, was a 48-36 win for the White Team, which got a pair of touchdowns from tight end Chris Loving and 70 yards rushing from running back Willie Ivery.

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McNulty accounted for four touchdowns, three through the air - including an 11-yard toss to Smiley for a 36-35 lead in the fourth quarter - and one on the ground, and completed 14 of 29 passes with no interceptions.

But an interception by Matthew Dash, a senior defensive back, set up the White team for the go-ahead score, and quarterback Josh Greer threw an 11-yard scoring pass to redshirt freshman Tee Goree for the winning touchdown.

Defensively, linebacker Cortney Finney, a junior transfer from Trinity Valley Community College, had 10.5 tackles, sophomore linebacker Kishawn McClain had 10 tackles, linebacker Blake Bean had eight, and junior defensive tackle Sir Calvin Wallace had six. Defensive end Jarrien Roberts had two and a half sacks while defensive end Chad Polk and defensive tackle Austin Orr had two sacks each.

"There's a lot of competition in this room," North Texas coach Dan McCarney said after the game, addressing the team in the lockerroom. "We've got a chance to be a damned good football team."

Quick Hits

· Prior to Saturday's game, North Texas inducted five new members to its Athletics Hall of Fame: George Dunham, Leonard Dunlap, Walter Johnson, Judy Nelson And Willie Parker.

· North Texas also announced its new play-by-play man on the Mean Green Radio Network. Dave Barnett, a Denton native and North Texas grad who has been the voice of the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers, will take over from George Dunham, who retired from the MGRN earlier this year.

· Sophomore kicker Trevor Moore made three of four field-goal attempts, hitting from 26, 40 and 35 yards.

· Senior defensive back Kenny Buyers had an interception for the Green Team.

· There were six touchdown passes Saturday, three by McNulty and one each by Josh Greer, Dajon Williams and Quinn Shanbour, who threw an 11-yard score to Chris Loving in the third quarter.

· North Texas announced that three walk-ons had earned scholarships: junior offensive lineman Sam Rice, redshirt freshman defensive back Cedric Fernandes and senior linebacker Blake Bean.


 

 

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