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Sport Recap: Soccer | | JOSH VARDAMAN, MT Athletics
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Center Tennessee fell sufferer Saturday to probably the greatest offenses within the nation.
The Blue Raiders (1-5, 1-3) had a two-score lead within the second quarter earlier than North Texas (2-3, 1-2) roared again and gained 52-35 at Floyd Stadium.
“Give North Texas credit score, their ability on offense was actually good,” Center Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill stated. “They stoned us on either side of the ball within the second half.
“Within the first half, we began out and did quite a lot of good issues on either side of the ball. … I am simply disenchanted in how we performed within the second half.”
The whole lot went MT’s manner for many of the first half.
The Blue Raiders used three Imply Inexperienced turnovers to take a 28-14 lead with just below 4 minutes remaining within the second quarter, scoring on three of their first 5 possessions.
It was Center Tennessee’s protection that made issues simple on their offense.
Nevertheless, a North Texas landing late within the first half closed the rating on the break to 28-21, and the momentum appeared to flip to the highway group.
The Imply Inexperienced scored 35 unanswered factors with three touchdowns within the third quarter and one other 10 factors within the fourth.
“We simply did not sort out excellent in any respect, and offensively, we did not do something [in the second half],” Stockstill stated. “We simply did not play excellent on both aspect of the ball.”
Ultimately, Center Tennessee surrendered 768 complete yards, together with 462 speeding, which was essentially the most complete yards the Blue Raiders have ever allowed in a single sport.
“It was a troublesome one,” junior security Gregory Grate Jr. stated. “We simply must fill our gaps and play self-discipline soccer. … We acquired out of our gaps generally and did not fill it how we had been imagined to, they usually burned us on it.”
The Blue Raiders’ offense began out on hearth behind redshirt junior operating again Chaton Mobley and redshirt junior quarterback Asher O’Hara.
The backfield duo related for the primary rating of the sport virtually halfway via the primary quarter, an indication of what was to come back earlier than halftime.
O’Hara completed out the primary half with three passing touchdowns, whereas Mobley had 106 speeding yards to go along with the receiving rating earlier than heading to the break.
Mobley added a 30-yard run for a TD within the fourth quarter, ending with 156 speeding yards on 14 makes an attempt. O’Hara accomplished 17-of-25 passes for 164 yards, three TDs and an interception and added 79 speeding yards on 24 makes an attempt.
“I knew coming into the sport … there have been going to be a bunch of operating lanes to make the most of,” Mobley stated. “I knew if our offensive line acquired the push that we wanted, I used to be going to make some performs.”
Defensively, senior linebacker DQ Thomas led the way in which with 12 tackles. Grate had 11 to go along with a pressured fumble on a sack. He scooped up the fumble and returned all of it the way in which again for a 20-yard landing.
Redshirt freshman cornerback Quincy Riley had two interceptions within the first half, the primary two of his Blue Raider profession, earlier than exiting because of harm.
Center Tennessee will journey to Houston to tackle Rice subsequent week. The Owls have not performed a sport but this season, making sport planning this week a bit tougher.
Kickoff is scheduled for two:30 p.m. CT.
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