Mason Fine threw for a pair of scores and North Texas posted 26 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to rally past Southern Mississippi 43-28 in a Conference USA clash Saturday night.
After trailing 14-0 and 21-7, Fine ignited the North Texas comeback with a 2-yard pass to Jalen Guyton and, after Trevor Moore field goals of 48 and 20 yards, Fine threw a 16-yard pass to Rico Bussey, Jeffery Wilson ran in a score from the 43 and the Mean Green (3-2, 2-0) led 33-21. Wilson ran for two more TDs on a career-high 30 carries for 148 yards.
Guyton’s 14 catches, 211 yards were both career bests.
Fine passed for 366 yards, topping 300 for the third time. Moore’s 48-yarder was a season-best.
Southern Mississippi (2-2, 0-1) led 14-0 when Kwadra Griggs threw a 7-yard TD pass to Allenzae Staggers (112 yards receiving) and then ran in from the 4.