Scores

Final

Tulsa 56

(2-0, 2-0 away)

North Texas 26

(0-2, 0-1 home)

7:05 PM ET, September 6, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
TLSA 14 28 7 756
UNT 7 3 3 1326

Top Performers

Passing: D. Johnson (TLSA) - 418 YDS, 6 TD

Rushing: L. Dunbar (UNT) - 10 CAR, 72 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Marion (TLSA) - 4 REC, 107 YDS, 1 TD

Tulsa 56, North Texas 26

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas (AP) -- David Johnson threw six touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Tulsa to a 56-26 victory over North Texas on Saturday night.

Johnson's rushing touchdown and three of his scoring passes came during the second quarter, when the Golden Hurricane (2-0) increased a 14-7 lead to 42-10.

Making just his second career start, Johnson completed 25 of 33 for 418 yards before leaving the game midway through the fourth quarter.

Tulsa's Charles Clay scored two touchdowns. He ran 13 yards as the Hurricane took a 7-0 lead 5:43 into the game and caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Johnson in the second quarter.

Riley Dodge, son of North Texas coach Todd Dodge, made his collegiate debut as wide receiver, ending speculation that he would be redshirted.

The former Southlake Carroll quarterback ran 27 yards on a reverse to set up the Mean Green's first touchdown. Dodge finished with five catches for 25 yards and two carries for 31 yards.

Another freshman, Lance Dunbar, ran two yards to score on the next play. He carried 10 times for a game-high 72 yards.

Giovanni Vizza completed 30 of 45 passes for 247 yards and 2 touchdowns for North Texas (0-2).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TLSA
UNT
1st Downs2725
Total Yards555450
Passing420247
Rushing135203
Penalties4-308-60
3rd Down Conversions5-115-15
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers02
Possession27:1132:49

Passing Leaders

TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson25/3341812.760
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vizza30/452475.520

Rushing Leaders

TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adams11464.2017
Williams6233.806
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dunbar10727.2123
Montgomery9556.1020

Receiving Leaders

TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Marion410726.8150
Shelley48521.3034
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fitzgerald78211.7132
Dibrell56513.0024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTLSAUNT
TD09:17Charles Clay 13 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 70
TD04:45Damaris Johnson 18 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 140
TD02:02Lance Dunbar 2 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERTLSAUNT
TD10:21David Johnson 4 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 217
TD05:18Charles Clay 11 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 287
TD04:32Jacob Collums 5 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 357
TD01:02Trae Johnson 22 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 427
FG00:00Jeremy Knott 47 Yd 4210
THIRD QUARTERTLSAUNT
FG08:12Jeremy Knott 22 Yd 4213
TD00:46Brennan Marion 50 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 4913
FOURTH QUARTERTLSAUNT
TD09:55Casey Fitzgerald 32 Yd Pass From Giovanni Vizza (Pat Failed) 4919
TD07:36A.J. Whitmore 22 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 5619
TD04:01Breece Johnson 6 Yd Pass From Giovanni Vizza (Jeremy Knott Kick) 5626