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Mean Green vs Blue Raiders Final: 23-17 - Recap

Mean Green vs Blue Raiders Final: 23-17 - Recap

Lance Dunbar scampered through the Middle Tennessee defense for 226 yards as North Texas handed the Blue Raiders a 23-17 defeat on Saturday at Floyd Stadium.

The Mean Green were a 10.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 53.5.

Riley Dodge completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 167 yards for the Mean Green in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Blue Raiders defense.

Phillip Tanner rushed for 87 yards for Middle Tennessee, while Dwight Dasher added 82 yards. Dwight Dasher threw for 197 yards for the Blue Raiders, while receivers Sancho McDonald and Garrett Andrews had 43 and 41 yards respectively.

North Texas outgained Middle Tennessee 446-364 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-19 by the Mean Green.

Middle Tennessee lost the time of possession battle 38:43/21:17, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

North Texas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Louisiana-Monroe. Middle Tennessee will aim to get back on the winning track at Western Kentucky.