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Blue Raiders Fall 59-7 Against North Texas - Game Recap

Blue Raiders Fall 59-7 Against North Texas - Game Recap

Lance Dunbar scampered through the Middle Tennessee defense for 313 yards as North Texas handed the Blue Raiders a 59-7 defeat on Saturday at Mean Green Stadium.

North Texas was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 54.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Derek Thompson completed 2 of 7 pass attempts for 23 yards for the Mean Green in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Benjamin Cunningham rushed for 80 yards for Middle Tennessee, while William Pratcher added 37 yards. Jeff Murphy threw for 49 yards for the Blue Raiders, while receivers Jamal Gray and Tavarres Jefferson had 24 and 20 yards respectively.

Middle Tennessee lost the offensive yardage battle to North Texas 487-231 yards in Saturday's game. North Texas had more first downs as that total ended up 20-13.

The time of possession battle favored North Texas as their offense was on the field for 37:16, longer than the 22:44 of their opponents.