North Texas beats W. Kentucky 51-40
BOWLING GREEN, Ky (AP)—Giovanni Vizza threw four touchdown passes to lead North Texas in a 51-40 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.
The Mean Green (1-8, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference) snapped a nine-game losing streak, which was the longest in the country. Washington’s 10 straight losses is now the longest.
This was North Texas’ first win on the road in 22 games since defeating Louisiana-Lafayette 16-7 in 2006.
Vizza completed 23 of 37 passes for 214 yards, and Cam Montgomery added 131 yards and a score on 21 carries for the Mean Green (1-8, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference).
David Wolke rushed for 190 yards and two scores on 21 carries for the Hilltoppers (2-7, 0-2).
Western Kentucky outgained North Texas 504-387, but the Mean Green capitalized on turnovers, including a 99-yard interception return for a score in the game’s final seconds.
The teams combined to throw four interceptions and gave up eight plays of 20 yards or more.
A total of 35 points were scored in the game’s first nine minutes, and the teams combined for 21 points in a span of 44 seconds in the third quarter.