North Texas 38, Troy 33

Derek Thompson threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns and North

Texas defeated Troy 38-33 on Saturday.

Down three points early in the fourth quarter, Thompson threw a

46-yard touchdown to Chris Bynes. The Mean Green then recovered a

Corey Robinson fumble at the 6-yard line, and James Hamilton’s

6-yard touchdown run put them up 38-27.

Hamilton, who took over after Lance Dunbar left the game with a

knee injury, ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Thompson also ran for a 15-yard touchdown.

Troy’s Robinson threw for 267 yards and four touchdowns, but

lost a fumble and threw an interception. The Trojans (2-7, 1-4 Sun

Belt Conference) have now lost five straight, and after winning or

sharing the Sun Belt title for five straight years won’t go to a


North Texas (4-6, 3-3) kept postseason hopes alive in coach Dan

McCarney’s first year.