North Texas 24, Indiana 21
Lance Dunbar made up for two lost fumbles in the first quarter
by gaining 279 all-purpose yards, Derek Thompson threw three
touchdown passes and Dan McCarney earned his first victory at North
Texas as the Mean Green defeated Indiana 24-21 Saturday night.
Dunbar, North Texas’ leading rusher the past two seasons, had a
career-high 152 yards receiving and added 127 more rushing. After
losing fumbles on consecutive drives in the opening quarter, Dunbar
caught an 83-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter that
gave North Texas (1-3) its first score.
Indiana (1-3) trailed 24-0 before storming back in the fourth
quarter. Backup Dusty Kiel threw two touchdown passes in the final
6 minutes, including a 67-yarder to Kofi Hughes that made it
North Texas recovered the ensuing onside kick with 1:05 left to
secure McCarney’s first victory since coaching Iowa State in