DENTON, Texas (11/7/09) - The ULM defense stifled the Mean Green as the North Texas football team fell to the Warhawks, 33-6, on Saturday afternoon at Fouts Field.
The Mean Green falls to 2-7 overall and 1-5 in the conference, while the Warhawks improve to 5-4 and 4-1 in the Sun Belt. ULM extends its series lead against NT to 14-12.
After tying a school record with 68 points scored last game, the Mean Green was held to six points against ULM. Jeremy Knott scored all the Mean Green's points with two field goals from 30 and 36 yards.
Lance Dunbar carried for 40 yards, putting him at 1,001 for the year. The sophomore is just the ninth player in North Texas history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season. Dunbar was held to 14 rushing yards in the first half.
North Texas' offensive output of 268 yards is the second fewest of the season. On the other side, ULM posted 454 total yards of offense. LaGregory Sapp was the offensive leader with seven passes for 187 yards, including two touchdown receptions.
ULM scored on its opening possession and never looked back the rest of the game. Frank Goodin rushed in from the one-yard line for the opening touchdown at 9:29 in the first quarter and then capped the scoring with a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth. He finished with 102 yards.
Sapp caught his first touchdown pass near the end of the first half with a 12-yard grab to put ULM ahead, 16-3. At the start of the third quarter, Sapp had an eight-yard reception at the corner of the end zone to make it 23-3. He helped set up the score with a 52-yard catch on the first play of the drive. The wide receiver also had a 46-yard catch at the start of the game.
Knott posted the Mean Green's only points of the half with a 30-yard field goal in the first quarter. Behind two touchdowns and a field goal, the Warhawks jumped out to a 16-3 halftime lead.
Luther Ambrose helped set up ULM's fourth score with a 62-yard kick-off return. Radi Jabour connected on a 43-yard field goal to keep the Warhawks ahead, 26-6.
Defensively, James Truxillo led ULM with nine total tackles. Greg James had three interceptions for the Warhawks. Craig Robertson led the Mean Green with 11 tackles.
Riley Dodge completed 21 of 37 passes for 189 yards, while ULM's Trey Revell passed for 282 yards and went 14-for-22 in the air.
Darius Carey led the Mean Green receiving corp with nine catches for 72 yards.
North Texas returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 14 at FIU in Miami, Fla. At 6 p.m.