ASU Scores Last Second Touchdown To Defeat Mean Green
Jonesboro, AR (11/15/07) -Corey Leonard threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Thompkins with two seconds left to give Arkansas State a 31-27 win against the North Texas football team on Thursday night at Indian Stadium.
Jonesboro, AR (11/15/07) Corey Leonard threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Thompkins with two seconds left to give Arkansas State a 31-27 win against the North Texas football team on Thursday night at Indian Stadium.
“This is a tough way to lose,” said
The Mean Green led the entire game until the last-second ASU touchdown pass.
ASU responded with two touchdown drives in the final four minutes to secure the come-from-behind victory.
The Mean Green jumped out to a 21-0 lead off three rushing touchdowns in the first half. After ASU scored a touchdown late the second quarter, the Indians shutout the Mean Green 10-0 in the third quarter.
For the second straight week,
Junior wide receiver Casey Fitzgerald became North Texas’ single-season record holder for receiving yards on his first catch of the game. Fitzgerald needed just five yards to eclipse the record of 1,130 yards set by John Love in 1966. His first catch of the game was for exactly five yards.
Quarterback Giovanni Vizza threw a 42-yard pass to Sam Dibrell to set up a two-yard touchdown run by Micah Mosley. The Mean Green drove 88 yards to set up the Mosley touchdown.
After Aaron Weathers blocked a field goal and then a punt, Thomas rushed for his second touchdown of the game. It was the first time that the senior running back has had multiple rushing touchdowns since his freshman year.
North Texas returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 24 when it hosts