Mean Green Football PIcks Up First Win Of Season In Wild Fashion
Bowling Green, Ky. (11/1/08) - Casey Fitzgerald caught a fourth-quarter touchdown pass and Tobe Nwigwe returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown to end the game, giving the North Texas football team a wild 51-40 victory against Western Kentuc
Bowling Green, Ky. (11/1/08) Casey Fitzgerald caught a fourth-quarter touchdown pass and Tobe Nwigwe returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown to end the game, giving the North Texas football team a wild 51-40 victory against Western Kentucky on Saturday night at L.T. Smith Stadium. The Mean Green wins its first game of the season, snapping a nine-game losing streak.
The Mean Green (1-8) picks up its first win of the season, while
Vizza threw four touchdown passes and completed 23-of-37 passes for 214 yards. His long of 27 yards went to Fitzgerald on third and 18 for a touchdown, giving
Cam Montgomery posted his second 100-yard game, rushing for 130 yards on 21 carries. His two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter gave
Vizza scored the Mean Green’s first touchdown on a 38-yard run. It was the longest rush by any
Following Stickler’s third-quarter touchdown reception, the game took a turn for the worse for the Mean Green as the Hilltoppers quickly made two quick scores in a span of 20 seconds to cut the lead to four points, 31-27, after a missed extra point. All together, WKU scored 20 straight points in the third quarter to regain the lead 34-31.
North Texas wide receiver Kevin Dickerson caught his first touchdown of his career and just the ninth reception of his career to give North Texas a 37-34 lead in the fourth quarter.
WKU regained the lead for the second time in the second half, 40-37, but
Kylie Hill came up with an interception that set up the Fitzgerald touchdown that gave the Mean Green the lead. With 14 seconds left in the game, Nwigwe came up with his second interception of the season that capped the win.