Florida Atlantic Defeats Mean Green, 46-13
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (11/8/08) - Rusty Smith threw four touchdown passes to lead the Florida Atlantic football team to a 46-13 win against North Texas at Lockhart Stadium on Saturday night. The Mean Green falls to 1-9 and 0-5 in the Sun Belt, while
The Mean Green falls to 1-9 and 0-5 in the Sun Belt, while the Owls extend their record to 4-5 and 2-2 in the conference.
“We win as a team, we lose as a team,” said
Smith passed for 237 yards, completing 15 of 23 pass attempts. He started with a 13-yard throw to Cortez Gent in the first quarter and then ended the half with a 16-yard strike to
FAU also controlled the ground game, rushing for 256 yards. Charles Pierre rushed for 140 yards on 12 carries, including a rush of 41 yards that ended in the endzone. The long run put FAU ahead, 18-6, in the second quarter.
On the Mean Green side, the lone
Antoine Bush also had an interception in the game, giving the Mean Green offense the ball in FAU territory near the end of the second quarter. A penalty halted the drive, and Jeremy Knott missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt.
James Hamilton scored the Mean Green’s second touchdown, a one-yard rush for the freshman at the end of the fourth quarter. It was
Vizza completed 13-of-23 passes for 125 yards and threw two interceptions.