Middle Tennessee Defeats North Texas In Sun Belt Opener
DENTON (9/30/06) ? Eugene Gross scored two rushing touchdowns to lead Middle Tennessee to a 35-0 victory against North Texas in Sun Belt play on Saturday night at Fouts Field.
The Mean Green (1-4, 0-1) lost its first game in the series against Middle Tennessee (3-2, 1-0) but still holds a 5-1 advantage. NT is now 4-2 in Sun Belt openers. The 35-point deficit was the largest ever in a Sun Belt game for the Mean Green.
“It was total domination tonight by Middle Tennessee,” said
Gross ran for 88 yards in the game, including a long of 15 yards that put MT ahead, 7-0. Teammate DeMarco McNair ran for 59 yards and scored on a one-yard play in the third quarter. The Blue Raiders outrushed
The Mean Green continued to struggle offensively in the first quarter. The NT offense has failed to score a first-quarter touchdown in 17 consecutive games dating back to the
Bobby Williams caught a four-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter to extend the MT lead to 21-0. The touchdown capped a 12-play drive that took 5:59 off the clock. That drive marked the longest against the Mean Green so far this season.