North Texas 24, Southern Methodist 6

DENTON, Texas (AP)-- Woody Wilson passed for 103 yards and rushed

for 74, including a 33-yard run touchdown in the third quarter, as

North Texas beat SMU 24-6 on Saturday night.

The victory for North Texas (1-1) was only the school's fourth

in 32 meetings against SMU.

North Texas wide receiver Johnny Quinn caught nine passes for

132 yards, extending his streak of consecutive games with a catch

to 38, the second-longest in the nation.

Junior running back Jamario Thomas, who led the nation in

rushing as a freshman in 2004, finished with 90 yards on 24

carries. He had 61 yards in the fourth quarter, including a 5-yard

touchdown with 2 minutes left.

SMU (0-2), which lost to No. 24 Texas Tech 35-3 last week, has

scored just nine points in its first two games. That's the fewest

total for the Mustangs since scoring a combined seven points in

their first two games in 1965.

SMU didn't get its first touchdown of the season until the third

quarter, when Columbus Givens caught a 12-yard pass from Justin


Willis completed 15 of 19 passes for 112 yards.

DeMyron Martin had 55 yards on 13 carries for SMU in the first

quarter before spraining his right foot. He returned to the

sidelines wearing a boot, and team officials said he would undergo

X-rays on Sunday.

SMU trailed 7-6 in the third quarter before Wilson, who replaced

starting quarterback Matt Phillips in the second quarter, scored on

a 33-yard run.

A 22-yard field goal by Denis Hopovac early in the fourth

quarter capped a seven-plus minute drive that began on North Texas'

own 6-yard line. The kick put the Mean Green ahead 17-6.

On the game's first offensive possession, North Texas' Evan

Robertson blocked a punt on SMU's 25-yard line and recovered the

loose ball in the end zone for a touchdown. It marked the first

touchdown in the opening quarter by North Texas in 14 games, dating

back to Nov. 11, 2004.