Football Forces Seven Turnovers But Falls To Troy
Troy, AL (10/20/07) - Despite forcing seven turnovers, the North Texas football team fell to Troy, 45-7, on Saturday afternoon at the Movie Gallery Veteran's Stadium. The Trojans (5-2, 4-0) remain undefeated in Sun Belt play, while the Mean Green fal
Troy, AL (10/20/07) Despite forcing seven turnovers, the North Texas football team fell to Troy, 45-7, on Saturday afternoon at the Movie Gallery Veteran’s Stadium.
The Trojans (5-2, 4-0) remain undefeated in Sun Belt play, while the Mean Green falls to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in conference play. The 45 points scored by
"I thought our defense played well enough to win the game but our offense couldn't take advantage of the opportunities,” said
Quarterback Giovanni Vizza was harassed the entire game by the
"We need to become more consistant offensively,” said Dodge. “It is the job of all 11 people on offense to be productive and when you get sacked nine times it is not just the offensive line that is not performing, it is all 11 guys."
Micah Mosley scored NT’s only points of the game; a nine-yard touchdown reception from Vizza in the third quarter. Mosley set up the score with a 44-yard kick-off return.
Troy's Omar Haugabook threw for 287 yards, completing 25-of-37 passes, including three touchdown passes. He also caught a 22-yard touchdown reception from wide receiver Gary Banks on a trick play for the first score of the game.
"We knew that they had the type of offense that could put up big numbers and we knew that we would have to score when we had the chance and we didn't do that,” said Dodge.
The two teams exchanged touchdowns in the third quarter and then the Trojans sealed the game with a final touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Starting his second game, redshirt freshman linebacker Craig Robertson intercepted his second pass in as many weeks becoming the first
Antoine Bush and Kartay Agbottah had the other two interceptions in the game for the Mean Green. Dominique Green recovered two fumbles, while Jeremiah Chapman recorded one.
North Texas returns home next weekend to face Middle Tennesse on Saturday, Oct. 27 at p.m.