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Florida Atlantic tops North Texas, 44-40

Oct 18, 2009 - 4:42 AM DENTON, Texas(AP) -- Rusty Smith passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Florida Atlantic rallied past North Texas for a 44-40 victory, handing the Eagles their 14th straight Sun Belt Conference loss.

The Owls (1-4, 1-1) scored 30 second-quarter points, erasing an early 13-0 deficit. Smith ended up with 308 yards on 21-of-40 passing, while Chris Bonner led all receivers with six catches for 134 yards, including a 31-yard TD grab and a 50-yard catch to set up the game-winning score.

After stopping North Texas on fourth down with 8:06 to play, Florida Atlantic drove 71 yards for the game-winner on Alfred Morris' 1-yard run.

Lance Dunbar carried 25 times for 238 yards and three touchdowns for North Texas (1-5, 0-3), which lost starting quarterback Riley Dodge in the second quarter with an ankle injury. His backup, Nathan Tune, was 13 of 17 for 129 yards.






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    Florida Atlantic 44, North Texas 40  FinalOct 18 4:44 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FLA ATLANTIC 0 30 7 7 44
    NORTH TEXAS 13 6 14 7 40 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTH TEXAS - TD, DARIUS CAREY 1 YD RUN
    (JEREMY KNOTT KICK), 4:30.
    NORTH TEXAS 7-0
    NORTH TEXAS - TD, LANCE DUNBAR 4 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED), 9:26. NORTH
    TEXAS 13-0
    2ND QUARTER: FLA ATLANTIC - TD, JASON HARM

    Oct 17 11:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    ALFRED MORRIS 1 YD RUN
    (ROSS GORNALL KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 44
    NORTH TEXAS 40 4:54 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Florida Atlantic 44, North Texas 40  4th - 4:54Oct 17 11:12 PM
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    Florida Atlantic 44, North Texas 40  4th - 4:54Oct 17 11:12 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTH TEXAS
    LANCE DUNBAR 9 YD RUN
    (JEREMY KNOTT KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 37
    NORTH TEXAS 40 11:38 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Florida Atlantic 37, North Texas 40  4th - 11:38Oct 17 10:57 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FLA ATLANTIC 0 30 7 37
    NORTH TEXAS 13 6 14 33 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTH TEXAS - TD, DARIUS CAREY 1 YD RUN
    (JEREMY KNOTT KICK), 4:30.
    NORTH TEXAS 7-0
    NORTH TEXAS - TD, LANCE DUNBAR 4 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED), 9:26. NORTH
    TEXAS 13-0
    2ND QUARTER: FLA ATLANTIC -

    Oct 17 10:42 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTH TEXAS
    LANCE DUNBAR 23 YD RUN
    (JEREMY KNOTT KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 37
    NORTH TEXAS 33 4:42 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Florida Atlantic 37, North Texas 33  3rd - 4:42Oct 17 10:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTH TEXAS
    DARIUS CAREY 19 YD PASS FROM NATHAN TUNE
    (JEREMY KNOTT KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 37
    NORTH TEXAS 26 6:55 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Florida Atlantic 37, North Texas 26  3rd - 6:55Oct 17 10:22 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    LESTER JEAN 7 YD PASS FROM RUSTY SMITH
    (ROSS GORNALL KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 37
    NORTH TEXAS 19 11:04 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Florida Atlantic 37, North Texas 19  3rd - 11:04Oct 17 10:07 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG FLA ATLANTIC
    ROSS GORNALL 26 YD
    FLA ATLANTIC 30
    NORTH TEXAS 19 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 30, North Texas 19  HalfOct 17 9:42 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    CHRIS BONNER 31 YD PASS FROM RUSTY SMITH
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    FLA ATLANTIC 27
    NORTH TEXAS 19 3:32 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 27, North Texas 19  2nd - 3:32Oct 17 9:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    RUSTY SMITH 17 YD RUN
    (ROSS GORNALL KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 21
    NORTH TEXAS 19 4:16 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 21, North Texas 19  2nd - 4:16Oct 17 9:22 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    ALFRED MORRIS 2 YD RUN
    (ROSS GORNALL KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 14
    NORTH TEXAS 19 9:49 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 14, North Texas 19  2nd - 9:49Oct 17 9:07 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTH TEXAS
    JAMAAL JACKSON 69 YD PASS FROM RILEY DODGE
    (PAT FAILED)
    FLA ATLANTIC 7
    NORTH TEXAS 19 12:53 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 7, North Texas 19  2nd - 12:53Oct 17 8:57 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FLA ATLANTIC
    JASON HARMON 10 YD PASS FROM RUSTY SMITH
    (ROSS GORNALL KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 7
    NORTH TEXAS 13 13:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Florida Atlantic 7, North Texas 13  2nd - 13:14Oct 17 8:52 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FLA ATLANTIC 0 0
    NORTH TEXAS 13 13 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NORTH TEXAS - TD, DARIUS CAREY 1 YD RUN
    (JEREMY KNOTT KICK), 4:30.
    NORTH TEXAS 7-0
    NORTH TEXAS - TD, LANCE DUNBAR 4 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED), 9:26. NORTH
    TEXAS 13-0

    Oct 17 8:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTH TEXAS
    LANCE DUNBAR 4 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    FLA ATLANTIC 0
    NORTH TEXAS 13 5:34 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Florida Atlantic 0, North Texas 13  1st - 5:34Oct 17 8:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD NORTH TEXAS
    DARIUS CAREY 1 YD RUN
    (JEREMY KNOTT KICK)
    FLA ATLANTIC 0
    NORTH TEXAS 7 10:30 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Florida Atlantic 0, North Texas 7  1st - 10:30Oct 17 8:21 PM