Kicker Nick Bazaldua got North Texas on the board first with a 47 yard field goal to give the team an early 3-0 lead. Memphis quarterback Danny Wimprine scored on a 7 yard touchdown run to give Memphis a 7-3 lead. In the second quarter, Wimprine found Chris Kelley for a 10 yard touchdown pass, and a 14-3 lead. Stephen Gostkowski connected on a 21 yard field goal before halftime, to increase the lead to 17-3.
In the third quarter, running back Patrick Cobbs scored on a 35 yard touchdown run to bring the score to 17-10. In the fourth quarter, running back LaKendus Cole scored on a 5 yard touchdown run to increase the lead to 24-10. Patrick Cobbs scored his second touchdown on a 2 yard run to bring the score to 24-17. Stephen Gostkowski finished the scoring with a 42 yard field goal, to make the final 27-17.