North Texas Tops Texas Southern

via UNT

DENTON – North Texas used a second-quarter flurry to quickly turn a one-score game into a 59-27 rout of Texas Southern on Saturday night at Apogee Stadium.

The Mean Green (2-1, 1-0 C-USA) rolled up 607 yards of offense, including 348 on the ground, as a host of running backs found consistent daylight in the Tigers’ defense, led by sophomore Ayo Adeyi’s 135 yards on just 10 carries, highlighted by his 59-yard touchdown run.

UNT averaged 7.3 yards per carry, as sophomore Oscar Adaway had the most volume with 17 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and freshman Preston Landis had eight carries for 60 yards in the second half in his Mean Green debut, adding a 10-yard touchdown run. BK Jackson and Qualon Farraralso had carries.

“It doesn’t matter who’s back there,” said senior center Manase Mose, who started his 51st consecutive game to set a new program record. “It all starts up front. No matter what running back is in, the trenches have to be able to provide for the backs to get those yards for us.”

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