Scores

Final

North Texas 51

(1-8, 0-4 C-USA)

W Kentucky 40

(2-7, 1-3 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:30 PM ET, November 1, 2008

L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY

1 2 3 4 T
UNT 21 3 7 2051
WKU 14 0 20 640

Top Performers

Passing: G. Vizza (UNT) - 214 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Wolke (WKU) - 21 CAR, 178 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Gaebler (WKU) - 8 REC, 125 YDS, 1 TD

North Texas 51, W. Kentucky 40

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky -- Giovanni Vizza threw four touchdown passes to lead North Texas in a 51-40 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

The Mean Green (1-8, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference) snapped a nine-game losing streak, which was the longest in the country. Washington's 10 straight losses is now the longest.

This was North Texas' first win on the road in 22 games since defeating Louisiana-Lafayette 16-7 in 2006.

Vizza completed 23 of 37 passes for 214 yards, and Cam Montgomery added 131 yards and a score on 21 carries for the Mean Green (1-8, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference).

David Wolke rushed for 190 yards and two scores on 21 carries for the Hilltoppers (2-7, 0-2).

Western Kentucky outgained North Texas 504-387, but the Mean Green capitalized on turnovers, including a 99-yard interception return for a score in the game's final seconds.

The teams combined to throw four interceptions and gave up eight plays of 20 yards or more.

A total of 35 points were scored in the game's first nine minutes, and the teams combined for 21 points in a span of 44 seconds in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
WKU
1st Downs2121
Total Yards387504
Passing214190
Rushing173314
Penalties7-568-67
3rd Down Conversions7-145-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers24
Possession30:0129:59

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vizza23/372145.841
Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wolke13/271907.023

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Montgomery211306.2137
Vizza7344.9138
Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wolke211788.5236
Hayden171176.9132

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stickler88610.8219
Fitzgerald7669.4127
Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gaebler812515.6162
Cooper23718.5126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNTWKU
TD12:59David Wolke 5 Yd Run (Tanner Siewert Kick) 07
TD10:56Giovanni Vizza 38 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 77
TD10:28Jake Gaebler 62 Yd Pass From David Wolke (Tanner Siewert Kick) 714
TD07:56Brock Stickler 15 Yd Pass From Giovanni Vizza (Jeremy Knott Kick) 1414
TD06:14Cam Montgomery 2 Yd Run (Jeremy Knott Kick) 2114
SECOND QUARTERUNTWKU
FG02:46Jeremy Knott 42 Yd 2414
THIRD QUARTERUNTWKU
TD08:05Brock Stickler 9 Yd Pass From Giovanni Vizza (Jeremy Knott Kick) 3114
TD07:44Stephen Willis 32 Yd Run (Tanner Siewert Kick) 3121
TD07:26Quinterrance Cooper 26 Yd Pass From David Wolke (Pat Failed) 3127
TD01:20Tyrell Hayden 25 Yd Run (Tanner Siewert Kick) 3134
FOURTH QUARTERUNTWKU
TD14:26Kevin Dickerson 18 Yd Pass From Giovanni Vizza (Pat Blocked) 3734
TD09:54David Wolke 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 3740
DC09:54Craig Robertson 0 Yd Off A Blocked Extra Point 3940
TD02:27Casey Fitzgerald 27 Yd Pass From Giovanni Vizza (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4540
TD00:00Tobe Nwigwe 97 Yd Interception Return 5140