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Cardinals Fall 34-27 Against North Texas - Game Recap

North Texas earned a 34-27 victory over Ball State on Saturday in Week 3 action at Apogee Stadium.

North Texas was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 58.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Derek Thompson completed 31 of 47 pass attempts for 274 yards for the Mean Green in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Horactio Banks rushed for 141 yards for Ball State, while Zane Fakes added 14 yards. Keith Wenning threw for 333 yards for the Cardinals, while receivers Jamill Smith and Willie Snead had 115 and 77 yards respectively.

Ball State was outgained by North Texas 505-496 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 31-19 by the Mean Green.

The time of possession battle favored North Texas as their offense was on the field for 37:36, longer than the 22:24 of their opponents.

North Texas heads into a Week 4 battle against Georgia. Ball State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Eastern Michigan.