DALLAS – Derek Thompson threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns, Brelan Chancellor scored twice and North Texas dominated the second half Wednesday to beat UNLV 36-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl in the Mean Green’s first postseason appearance in nine years.
Both of Chancellor’s touchdowns came in the fourth quarter after he keyed the go-ahead scoring drive in the third with some nifty footwork on a first-down catch. He had 121 yards combined rushing and receiving.
North Texas (9-4) pulled away from a 7-7 halftime tie.
UNLV (7-6) drove 95 yards for a TD on its first possession but didn’t score again until it was down 28-7.