North Texas takes down Louisiana Tech 28-13

Derek Thompson accounted for two touchdowns, one through the air
and one on the ground, as North Texas defeated Louisiana Tech 28-13

North Texas (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) snapped a record of 26
consecutive losses following a win, winning two straight for the
first time since 2004.

The Mean Green erased an early 10-0 deficit against the Bulldogs
(2-5, 1-2), scoring 28 unanswered points.

North Texas got on the board with a 61-yard touchdown pass from
Thompson to Brelan Chancellor in the second quarter and a 56-yard
interception return for a touchdown by Zac Whitfield gave the Mean
Green a 14-10 halftime lead. Whitfield had two interceptions in the

A 3-yard touchdown run from Thompson and a 1-yard scoring run
from Brandin Byrd in the third quarter gave North Texas a 28-10

Ryan Higgins completed 36 passes for 343 yards and scored the
Bulldogs’ lone touchdown.