Scores

Final

Idaho 6

(0-1, 0-1 away)

North Texas 40

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Mean Green Stadium, Denton, TX

1 2 3 4 T
IDHO 6 0 0 06
UNT 14 12 7 740

Top Performers

Passing: D. Thompson (UNT) - 349 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Byrd (UNT) - 7 CAR, 57 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Chancellor (UNT) - 6 REC, 135 YDS, 1 TD

North Texas dominates Idaho in a 40-6 victory

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Derek Thompson threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in North Texas University's dominating 40-6 victory over Idaho in the season opener for both teams Saturday.

Thompson completed 23 of 27 passes and contributed to the Mean Green's 591 total yards. North Texas running back Brandin Byrd scored two touchdowns on 57 yards rushing. Idaho scored first but Byrd's first touchdown for the Mean Green started a 34-point scoring run that Idaho could not answer the rest of the game.

The Vandals' Chad Chalich threw a quick touchdown pass to Jake Manley in the first possession of the game for Idaho's only points. The extra point kick was blocked. Chalich threw 19-for-27 for 230 yards. Idaho picked up 11 penalties throughout the game that cost them 95 yards. Head coach Paul Petrino's debut was a disappointing start to the Vandals' season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IDHO
UNT
1st Downs1427
Total Yards369591
Passing230404
Rushing139187
Penalties11-747-72
3rd Down Conversions5-148-14
4th Down Conversions0-21-4
Turnovers32
Possession28:4131:19

Passing Leaders

IdahoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Chalich19/272308.510
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson23/2734912.920

Rushing Leaders

IdahoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown67011.7047
McCain22412.0019
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Byrd7578.1227
Pegram13473.6112

Receiving Leaders

IdahoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Epps89411.8050
LaGrone17070.0059
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Chancellor613522.5185
Smith47919.8046

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIDHOUNT
TD13:00Jake Manley 6 Yd Pass From Chad Chalich (Pat Blocked) 60
TD08:05Brandin Byrd 1 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 67
TD05:17Brelan Chancellor 85 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Olen Kick) 614
SECOND QUARTERIDHOUNT
TD06:34Mark Lewis 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 620
TD02:46Brandin Byrd 27 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 626
THIRD QUARTERIDHOUNT
TD03:28Reggie Pegram 2 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 633
FOURTH QUARTERIDHOUNT
TD11:17Darius Terrell 30 Yd Pass From Derek Thompson (Zach Paul Kick) 640