North Texas Falls In High-Scoring Affair Versus Navy
DENTON (11/10/07) - The North Texas football team held a halftime lead against Navy but the Midshipmen pulled ahead for a 74-62 victory on Saturday night at Fouts Field in front of a crowd of 26, 012.
DENTON, Texas (11/10/07) The North Texas football team held a halftime lead against Navy but the Midshipmen pulled ahead for a 74-62 victory on Saturday night at Fouts Field in front of a crowd of 26, 012.
“We knew it was going to be this type of game, but I have never been a part of a game quite like this,” said
The 136 points scored between Navy and
The Mean Green jumped out to a 14-0 lead and a 49-45 halftime advantage but Navy took over in the second half.
Giovanni Vizza threw eight touchdown passes in the game, which is a NCAA record for most touchdown passes in a game by a freshman. He also tied a NCAA record for touchdown passes in a half with seven. His eight touchdown passes also broke a 38-year old school record for most touchdowns in a single game. The freshman threw for a personal-best 478 yards, which is the fourth most in school history.
“Everybody played hard and I thought we executed very well, especially in the first half,” said Vizza. “We just weren’t able to get on a roll in the second half. I thought our receivers did an incredible job. They made me look good. All I had to do was just get them the ball and they would make the play. Tonight’s game really shows what this offense can do when you execute well.”
Casey Fitzgerald caught a school record five receiving touchdown passes. With his 134 receiving yards, he came up five yards shy of setting the North Texas single-season receiving yards record. Fitzgerald is in second with 1,126 receiving yards. He also moved into second place with 12 receiving touchdowns this season.
For the first time all season,
Truman Spencer recovered his own on-sides kick to help set up the Mean Green’s second touchdown which put
Dibrell’s 75-yard touchdown reception at the 4:12 mark of the second quarter gave
The attendance of 26,012 is the third-largest crowd ever to see a game at Fouts Field.
North Texas returns to action on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 pm on the road against