Mean Green Extends SBC Winning Streak With 30-21 Victory
DENTON (10/2/04) North Texas won its first game of the season and extended its conference winning streak to 19 games with a 30-21 victory against Middle Tennessee on Saturday night at Fouts Field.
The Mean Green (1-4, 1-0) is now 4-0 against Middle Tennessee (1-3, 0-2), dating back 2001 when
”I’m very proud of our players because we didn’t get off to a very good start tonight,” said head coach Darrell Dickey. “Our players have been here before and they know how to circle the wagons and they did that tonight. I was very pleased with how we were able to come up with a big drive in the fourth to get the field goal.”
After trailing 14-0, the Mean Green scored 24 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 24-14 halftime lead. Junior Nick Balzadua was responsible for NT’s only second-half points with two fourth quarter field goals. The Mean Green defense prevented a late MT scoring opportunity with an interception by T.J. Covington in the endzone.
Freshman Jamario Thomas recorded his second 100-yard performance with 179 yards, including two rushing touchdowns. Senior quarterback Scott Hall threw for a career-high 285 yards and completed 17-of-23 passes with one touchdown.
Wide receiver Johnny Quinn went over 100 yards receiving for the second straight game. He tied a career high with six receptions for 153 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown that gave
The Mean Green defense recorded five sacks in the game, extending NT’s sack advantage in the four-game series to 16-0. Freshman Derek Mendoza led the defense with a career-high 11 total tackles.
The Mean Green continued its scoring drought in the third quarter but started a scoring drive that ran into the fourth quarter and resulted in a 22-yard field goal kick by Bazaldua. After another field goal by Bazaldua, Middle Tennessee started its final drive that was halted by the