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North Texas Defeats UNLV 36-14 - Recap

UNLV couldn't hang with the Mean Green on Wednesday as North Texas blasted the Rebels 36-14 in Heart of Dallas Bowl action at Cotton Bowl.

North Texas won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 54.5.

Derek Thompson completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 256 yards for the Mean Green in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Caleb Herring rushed for 33 yards for UNLV, while Tim Cornett added 33 yards. Caleb Herring threw for 196 yards for the Rebels, while receivers Devante Davis and Marcus Sullivan had 96 and 36 yards respectively.

UNLV was outgained by North Texas 397-262 yards in Wednesday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-19 by the Mean Green.

UNLV lost the time of possession battle 35:16/24:44, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.