Mean Green Down South Alabama 24-14 - Match Report
South Alabama was unable to contain Brandin Byrd on Saturday and the result was a 24-14 Week 11 loss against the Mean Green.
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 50.5.
Derek Thompson completed 12 of 28 pass attempts for 106 yards for the Mean Green in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Jaguars defense.
Kendall Houston rushed for 42 yards for South Alabama, while Demetre Baker added 39 yards. Ross Metheny threw for 233 yards for the Jaguars, while receivers Jereme Jones and Wes Saxton had 72 and 38 yards respectively.
South Alabama outgained North Texas 366-303 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 24-12 by the Jaguars.
North Texas lost the time of possession battle 33:08/26:52, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, North Texas takes its act on the road to face Louisiana-Monroe looking for another win. For South Alabama, they head home to face Middle Tennessee.