Boxscore
North Texas 24, Indiana 21
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Apogee Stadium
Attendance - 21181

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 0 0 0 21 21
North Texas 0 21 3 0 24

Recap


Lance Dunbar finally had the breakout game North Texas (1-3) was waiting for, leading the Mean Green to a 24-21 win over Indiana (1-3) at Apogee Stadium Saturday.

Dunbar erupted for 280 total yards of offense, including 152 yards receiving. An 83-yard touchdown catch-and-run to open scoring served as his coming-out party, slipping one tackler before splitting three defenders with an ankle-breaking juke before cruising down the sideline to the end zone.

Indiana’s defense was a step behind the Mean Green all night, missing numerous tackles and getting bullied in the pass game, no more so than on a 17-yard touchdown catch from WR Christopher Bynes, who ripped the ball out of the hands of two IU defenders in the end zone.

Indiana showed some fight in the fourth quarter. With North Texas trying to eat the clock, the Hoosiers clawed back from 21-0 in the fourth quarter, sparked by a thrilling 31-yard interception return by Mark Murphy, who broke four tackles for the defensive strike.

Backup QB Dusty Kiel, who replaced starter Edward Wright-Baker in the fourth quarter, connected on two touchdown strikes, including 67-yard score to Kofi Hughes with just over a minute remaining to pull IU within three points. A failed onside kick snuffed out any chance of a comeback win.

The Hoosiers were hoping freshman running back D’Angelo Roberts would continue to tow the load after winning Big Ten Freshmen of the Week. However, Roberts was smothered for just 35 yards on 10 carries.

Indiana starting QB Edward Wright-Baker was on his heels most of the night, passing for only 209 yards and an interception before being pulled in the fourth quarter.

North Texas QB Derek Thompson finished with 201 yards passing and three touchdowns, finding three different receivers for those scores.

The Hoosiers fall to 1-5 in their six trips to the Lone Star State and drop to 4-10 all-time versus Texas teams.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 13:39
North Texas   TD  North Texas 7 - Indiana 0
2nd Quarter - 6:37
North Texas   TD  North Texas 14 - Indiana 0
2nd Quarter - 0:55
North Texas   TD  North Texas 21 - Indiana 0
3rd Quarter - 12:23
North Texas   FG  North Texas 24 - Indiana 0
4th Quarter - 11:04
Indiana   TD  North Texas 24 - Indiana 7
4th Quarter - 5:26
Indiana   TD  North Texas 24 - Indiana 14
4th Quarter - 1:05
Indiana   TD  North Texas 24 - Indiana 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Indiana North Texas
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 1 - 3 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Indiana North Texas
Score 21 24
First Downs 21 19
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-17
29%
6-for-14
43%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 404 427
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-50 48-226
Average/Rush 1.9 4.7
Passing
Comp-Att 30-52 10-20
Passing Yards 354 201
Average/Pass Play 6.3 10.0
Penalties-Yards 7-50 8-55
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 27:26 32:34

PLAYER STATS

Indiana (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Wright-Baker 23/40 209 0 1
D. Kiel 7/12 145 2 0
North Texas (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Thompson 10/20 201 3 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Roberts 11 37 3.4 0
S. Houston 7 27 3.9 0
M. Perez 2 2 1.0 0
D. Kiel 1 -3 -3.0 0
E. Wright-Baker 6 -13 -2.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Dunbar 24 127 5.3 0
J. Hamilton 12 64 5.3 0
D. Thompson 7 53 7.6 0
B. Byrd 1 2 2.0 0
A. McNulty 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Chester 8 92 11.5 0
K. Hughes 2 74 37.0 1
D. Muhammad 6 49 8.2 0
C. Latimer 1 44 44.0 1
D. Roberts 3 25 8.3 0
S. Wynn 4 21 5.2 0
M. Dedmond 1 18 18.0 0
S. Houston 2 13 6.5 0
J. McCants 1 9 9.0 0
T. Bolser 1 9 9.0 0
D. Wilson 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Dunbar 7 152 21.7 1
M. Outlaw 1 32 32.0 1
C. Bynes 2 17 8.5 1
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