Football

North Texas’ road woes continue at Middle Tennessee

Brent Stockstill passed for 322 yards and three touchdowns, and Middle Tennessee handed North Texas its 13th consecutive road loss in a 41-7 win on Saturday.

Austin Grammer scored from 19 yards out on Middle Tennessee’s opening drive, capping a 10-play, 75-yard effort. The Blue Raiders (6-5, 4-2 C-USA) scored TDs on each of their first four possessions, totaling 294 yards in the process.

Stockstill, a redshirt freshman, was 27 of 38 and notched his seventh game with at least 300 passing yards of the season, including four in a row.

DaMarcus Smith’s 1-yard run put North Texas (1-10, 1-6) on the board midway through the second quarter. But a TD pass from Stockstill and field goal put the Blue Raiders up by 24 at the half.

Middle Tennessee converted 10 of 15 third downs.

North Texas hasn’t scored a first-quarter touchdown this season, and Saturday’s loss was the seventh of the season by 20 or more points.

The loss gives North Texas five seasons with 10 or more losses in school history and the fourth in the past 10 years.

 

North Texas

0

7

0

0

7

Middle Tennessee

14

17

10

0

41

First Quarter

MTSU—Grammer 19 run (Clark kick), 10:59.

MTSU—Collis 11 pass from Stockstill (Clark kick), 2:57.

Second Quarter

MTSU—Frazier 12 pass from Stockstill (Clark kick), 13:59.

NT—Dam.Smith 1 run (T.Moore kick), 7:27.

MTSU—Batties 2 pass from Stockstill (Clark kick), 3:32.

MTSU—FG Clark 35, :00.

Third Quarter

MTSU—FG Clark 40, 8:09.

MTSU—Parker 3 run (Clark kick), :58.

A—13,922.

NT

MTSU

First downs

18

30

Rushes-yards

39-191

39-165

Passing

133

329

Comp-Att-Int

17-28-1

30-41-1

Return Yards

6

28

Punts-Avg.

3-47.7

1-42.0

Fumbles-Lost

3-2

1-1

Penalties-Yards

6-52

1-5

Time of Possession

28:48

31:12

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—North Texas, Ivery 7-59, Wilson 12-39, Dam.Smith 7-36, Jimmerson 7-31, Ezzard 4-26, Harris 0-3, Greer 2-(minus 3). Middle Tennessee, Parker 11-55, Tucker 14-43, Grammer 4-32, Thomas 6-30, Anderson 1-5, Stockstill 3-0.

PASSING—North Texas, Dam.Smith 10-17-1-80, Greer 3-7-0-37, McNulty 4-4-0-16. Middle Tennessee, Stockstill 27-38-1-322, Grammer 2-2-0-5, Genovese 1-1-0-2.

RECEIVING—North Texas, Kidsy 4-53, Goree 4-28, Harris 3-20, Smiley 2-10, Wilson 2-9, M.Smith 1-8, Loving 1-5. Middle Tennessee, James 11-98, Batties 4-64, Frazier 3-21, Pettis 2-53, Tucker 2-24, Collis 2-20, Parker 2-18, Barnes 1-19, Grammer 1-8, Clemons 1-2, T.Walker 1-2.

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