Recap: North Texas vs. FIU
Denton, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew McNulty threw for 105 yards a touchdown as the North Texas Mean Green defeated the FIU Panthers, 17-14, in a Conference USA clash at Apogee Stadium.
McNulty connected on 9-of-20 passes and was intercepted twice for the Mean Green (4-7, 2-5 C-USA). Reggie Pegram rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown, while Marcus Smith added 29 yards receiving and a score in the win.
As for the Panthers (4-8, 3-5), Alex McGough threw for 56 yards and three interceptions. Anthony Samuel contributed 89 yards rushing in the loss.
The Mean Green took a 14-0 lead when Pegram ran 54 yards for a touchdown on the second play. Then McNulty threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Smith with 5:21 left to play in the first quarter.
FIU tied the score 14-14, as Richard Leonard returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown with just over a minute remaining in the first quarter. Then Jeremiah McKinnon intercepted a McNulty pass and returned it 71 yards for a score with just over a minute left in the half.
At the end of the third quarter, Trevor Moore kicked a 36-yard field goal to give North Texas a 17-14 lead and the eventual win.
In the victory the Mean Green defense held the visitors to just 147 yards of total offense.Game Notes