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.