UL Lafayette vs. North Texas update: Mean Green mount furious comeback, tie game

A failed UNT 4rth and goal conversion from the UL-Lafayette 1 yard line swung momentum in the third quarter, but not in the way you would initially expect.

While another missed chance at a TD could have been devastating to the Mean Green's psyche, they exploited the great field position they had and forced a Ragin Cajun punt from their own end zone.

They've been pounding the ball through the ground ever since, putting up an astounding 116 yards of rushing in the quarter. Brandin Byrd now has 16 rushes for 66 yards in the game while Jeremy Brown has reeled off 60 yards on 9 carries.

Freshman Antoine Jimmerson of Desoto, one of the best high-school programs in the DFW area, tied the game with an exciting 28-yard pitch and catch from Derek Thompson, picking up most of the yards after the catch.

And while Dan McCarney's aggressive play-calling didn't pay off initially against the Ragin Cajuns, it's looking like not taking the three points and sacrificing field position could be one of the biggest decisions of the year for the Mean Green.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.