Southern Miss tops North Texas 30-20

DENTON, Texas (AP) – Nick Mullens threw two touchdown passes and Corey Acosta kicked three field goals Saturday to lead Southern Miss to a 30-20 win over North Texas.

With the game tied at 20, Mullens hit Casey Martin on a 19-yard TD pass late in the third quarter and Acosta added a 38-yard field goal in the fourth. Mullens was 27 of 41 for 305 yards, with two interceptions and a 40-yard TD pass to Michael Thomas.

George Payne scored on a 5-yard run and the Golden Eagles (3-4, 1-2 Conference USA) outgained North Texas 509-395.

The Mean Green (2-5, 0-3) led 13-10 in the second quarter on a 24-yard field goal by Trevor Moore, and then tied it at 20 on a 27-yard run by Reggie Pegram.

Antoinne Jimmerson scored on a 2-yard TD run and Carlos Harris had 15 catches for 216 yards for North Texas.