North Texas dominates Idaho in a 40-6 victory
Derek Thompson threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in North
Texas University’s dominating 40-6 victory over Idaho in the season
opener for both teams Saturday.
Thompson completed 23 of 27 passes and contributed to the Mean
Green’s 591 total yards. North Texas running back Brandin Byrd
scored two touchdowns on 57 yards rushing. Idaho scored first but
Byrd’s first touchdown for the Mean Green started a 34-point
scoring run that Idaho could not answer the rest of the game.
The Vandals’ Chad Chalich threw a quick touchdown pass to Jake
Manley in the first possession of the game for Idaho’s only points.
The extra point kick was blocked. Chalich threw 19-for-27 for 230
yards. Idaho picked up 11 penalties throughout the game that cost
them 95 yards. Head coach Paul Petrino’s debut was a disappointing
start to the Vandals’ season.