(2-0, 1-0 American)
(0-2, 0-1 home)
7:05 PM ET, September 6, 2008
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
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).