Denton, TX (Sports Network) - Antoinne Jimmerson's go-ahead 78-yard touchdown
reception with 1:54 left lifted North Texas to a 30-23 win over Louisiana-
Lafayette on Tuesday.
After Brett Baer tied the contest at 23-23 following his 47-yard field goal
with 3:01 to go, Jimmerson took a screen pass down the right sideline for the
score just three plays into the Mean Green's ensuing series.
Effrem Reed fumbled following a 7-yard completion on the first play of the
Ragin' Cajuns' next touch to seal the outcome.
Derek Thompson was 17-of-28 for 282 yards and two touchdowns, Brandin Byrd
carried the ball 22 times for 88 yards and Jimmerson had two catches -- both
for scores -- for 106 yards for North Texas (3-4, 2-1 Sun Belt), which had
lost three of its previous four games coming in.
Terrance Broadway threw for 265 yards on 26-of-41 efficiency with a touchdown
and an interception, and added 84 yards and a score on five carries for the
Ragin' Cajuns (4-2, 2-1), who had their brief two-game winning streak snapped.
Reed's 1-yard TD plunge got Louisiana-Lafayette on the board -- although Baer
missed the extra point -- before Zach Olen's 25-yard field goal cut the
deficit to 6-3 midway through the second quarter.
Broadway's 75-yard TD run and his 10-yard TD pass to Harry Peoples were
sandwiched around a 24-yard Olen field goal, which made it 20-6 early in the
North Texas, though, tallied 17 straight points.
Thompson found Jimmerson for a 28-yard score, Brelan Chancellor scampered for
a 34-yard TD run and Olen nailed a go-ahead 22-yard field goal early in the
fourth to make it 23-20.
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