North Texas Mean Green Myrtle Beach Postgame Notes; loses 56-28 to Appalachian State

North Texas QB Jason Bean had a career-high 251 yards on 21 of 36 passing with 2 TD’s and 1 INT

QUICK HITS

  • Appalachian State now has a 1-0 all-time series advantage over the Mean Green in their first-ever meeting.
  • The Mean Green played in their fourth bowl in five seasons under head coach Seth Littrell but have to yet to claim a bowl victory under Littrell.
  • The game marked the 12th bowl appearance in Mean Green history, and they are now 3-9 all-time in bowl games. The last Mean Green bowl win came in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1, 2014.
  • The Mean Green allowed a season-high 502 rushing yards, and Appalachian State’s Camerun Peoples ran for 319 yards on 23 carries, which was the most rushing yards for an opposing player this year. He also scored five touchdowns.
  • The Mean Green totaled 497 yards (267 passing and 230 rushing), which was just shy of their season average of 515 yards per game, which ranks seventh in the nation in total offense.
  • Redshirt sophomore QB Jason Bean (Mansfield, Texas) started the game but left early in the second quarter after taking a late hit to the head. Bean re-entered the game after missing the one snap that led to the Martin-to-Johnson touchdown pass. He finished the day with a career-high 251 passing yards on 21-of-36 passing with two touchdowns and an interception.
  • Redshirt sophomore QB Kason Martin (Manvel, Texas) entered the game in relief of Bean, marking his first action at quarterback since the season-opening win over Houston Baptist. Martin finished the day with 16 yards on 1-of-1 passing with a touchdown.
    • Martin’s first snap was a 16-yard touchdown pass to Loronzo Thompson with 13:41 left in the second quarter. It was his second career touchdown pass and first since the 2018 New Mexico Bowl, when he replaced an injured Mason Fine, on what was also his first attempt of that game.
  • Redshirt freshman RB Oscar Adaway III (North Little Rock, Arkansas) finished the day with 97 yards on 26 carries.
    • Adaway III’s 4-yard touchdown run with 0:27 left in the first half was his third of the season.
  • Redshirt junior RB Tre Siggers (Duncanville, Texas) finished the day with a season-high 120 yards on 17 carries.
    • It was Siggers’ second 100-yard rushing game of the season with the first coming at Middle Tennessee.
  • Freshman WR/DB Loronzo Thompson (Friendswood, Texas) had his first career catch and later in the same drive had his first career touchdown reception on a 16-yard catch from Kason Martin.
    • Thompson finished the day with five catches for 44 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Thompson scored his second touchdown of the game, and of his career, with 6:12 remaining when he caught a 7-yard touchdown from Bean.
  • Redshirt sophomore WR Austin Ogunmakin (Alief, Texas) finished the day with career highs in catches (seven) and yards (131) and his first career touchdown.
    • Ogunmakin tallied the first 100-yard receiving game of his career, as his previous single-game high was 60 yards earlier this season against Rice.
    • His 34-yard touchdown reception from Bean with 6:14 remaining in the third quarter was the first touchdown reception of his career.
  • Senior safety Makyle Sanders (Tyler, Texas) finished the day with eight tackles, including six solo stops.
  • Senior safety Cameron Johnson (Houston) finished the day with eight tackles, including three solo stops, and had a pass breakup.
  • Junior LB KD Davis (Ennis, Texas) finished the day with five tackles.
  • Redshirt senior DL Caleb Colvin (Owasso, Oklahoma) had a career-high five tackles, including two solo stops.

COURTESY NORTH TEXAS ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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