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UNT gets revenge on Florida Atlantic, survives near-scare injury to starting QB Mason Fine

DENTON - North Texas suffered a pair of tough losses to Florida Atlantic last season, including a blowout in the Conference USA title game.

An unlikely hero helped the Mean Green exact some revenge on Saturday at Apogee Stadium.

Quinn Shanbour, a seldom-used backup quarterback scored two key touchdowns in the second half to give UNT a 10-point lead.

UNT made the key plays from there to pull away for a 41-38 win.

There wasn’t nearly as much on the line in the rematch of last season’s C-USA title game, but that didn’t make any difference to the Mean Green (8-3, 4-3 C-USA) who lost 69-31 and 41-17 to the Owls (5-6, 3-4) last year.