DENTON, Tex. (10/12/09) - North Texas running back Lance Dunbar has been named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his breakout game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
Dunbar tied a North Texas record with four rushing touchdowns and accumulated a career-high 187 yards in the 38-34 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.
It was the third-highest rushing performance in the NCAA this week and the 14th-highest by any back this season. He is now one of only eight backs in Sun Belt Conference history to have four rushing touchdowns in a game and one of only four backs in the nation to do so this season.
His 187 yards rushing is also the best by any Sun Belt back this season. He had 32 carries and averaged 5.8 yards per attempt in the game. He has eight of the team's 13 touchdowns this season.
Dunbar now leads North Texas in rushing and leads the Sun Belt with seven rushing touchdowns on the year.