Recap - Mean Green Defeat Florida Atlantic 20-14
|Recap - Mean Green Defeat Florida Atlantic 20-14|
Brelan Chancellor inflicted damage on the Florida Atlantic secondary, receiving 135 yards as North Texas defeated the Owls 20-14 at FAU Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Mean Green were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 7. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 49.5.
Derek Thompson completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 251 yards for the Mean Green in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Owls defense.
Damian Fortner rushed for 63 yards for Florida Atlantic, while Jonathan Wallace added 37 yards. Graham Wilbert threw for 142 yards for the Owls, while receivers William Dukes and Byron Hankerson had 62 and 36 yards respectively.
Florida Atlantic was outgained by North Texas 307-301 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-15 by the Owls.
The time of possession battle favored Florida Atlantic as their offense was on the field for 30:52, longer than the 29:08 of their opponents.
Next game, North Texas takes its act on the road to face Houston looking for another win. For Florida Atlantic, they head on the road to face Louisiana-Monroe.