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NCAA Game Summary - North Texas at Middle Tennessee

(Saturday, November 13th)

Final Score: North Texas 23, Middle Tennessee 17

Murfreesboro, TN (Sports Network) - Lance Dunbar ran for 226 yards and a touchdown to lead the North Texas Mean Green over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 23-17, in a Sun Belt Conference affair at Floyd Stadium.

Riley Dodge added 48 yards on the ground for Mean Green (3-7, 3-4), in addition to throwing for 167 yards and a touchdown on 16-of-25 pass attempts.

Phillip Tanner led Middle Tennessee (3-6, 2-3) with 87 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries. Dwight Dasher added 82 yards on the ground, while passing for 197 yards and two interceptions on 17-of-30 attempts.

The Mean Green posted the first points of the game midway through the opening quarter with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Dodge to Jamaal Jackson.

Dunbar tacked on a three-yard touchdown run late in the quarter to push North Texas ahead 14-0.

Middle Tennessee countered in the second quarter with a 24-yard field goal from Alan Gendreau and a 51-yard touchdown run by Tanner.

On the last play of the opening half, Zach Olen booted a 53-yard field goal to give North Texas a 17-10 edge at the intermission.

Olen then hit a 24-yard field goal early in the third quarter before Tanner responded with a 21-yard touchdown run for Middle Tennessee.

With 1:10 remaining, Olen connected on a 38-yard field goal and North Texas held on for the 23-17 win.

The Mean Green went 10-of-18 on third downs, helping it to possess the ball for over 38 minutes of the game.

11/13 19:21:52 ET

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